Siskiyou Land Conservancy
Protecting California’s Wild North Coast and Rivers Since 2004


U.S. Senators Senator Dianne Feinstein (415) 393-0707 One Post Street, Suite 2450 San Francisco, CA 94104   Senator-elect Kamala Harris [contact info forthcoming]   U.S. Representative Representative Jared Huffman (707) 407-3585 317 Third Street, Suite 1 Eureka, CA 95501   State Senator Senator Mike McGuire (707) 464-1255 1080 Mason Mall, Suite 4 Crescent City Read More

Reviewing reports issued by the California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board will get a person quickly into the weeds of what’s really going on at the Smith River estuary. Suffice it to day that, given the Smith River’s status as one of the cleanest rivers in the world and its national importance as Read More

Currently, thirty-two species of fish are known to inhabit the Smith River. Of these, thirteen are anadromous (fish that are spawn in fresh water, are reared in the ocean, and return to fresh water). A functional overview of anadromous fish in the Smith River can be found in the 2002 Smith River Anadromous Fish Action Read More

The Smith River is home to several robust populations of fish, including chinook and coho salmon, steelhead trout, cutthroat trout, green sturgeon, and the endangered tidewater goby. Following is a partial list of reports available about these species. Anadromous fish Coho salmon Tidewater goby Green sturgeon Read More

Since 2011 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been surveying the Smith River watershed the determine the extent of coho salmon populations and their habitat. This work is unprecedented and has demonstrated the importance of the Smith River estuary in maintaining coho populations not only in the Smith River, but throughout California and Read More

Easter lily farmers in Smith River use an enormous amount of “bad actor” pesticides to grow their crops. These are chemicals that have demonstrated significant adverse impacts to the environment, and to human populations. The first document below is a list of pesticides used in Smith River and their impacts to humans and the environment Read More

The written information about the Smith River watershed is as important as it is exhaustive. The following information has been generated by state, federal, private and non-profit organizations. Most of the following information focuses on the Smith River estuary. However some material — such as the state of California’s first-ever survey of the Smith River’s Read More

Siskiyou Land Conservancy founded in 2004 to fill a niche not satisfied in Northwestern California. Our founding board wanted to create a land trust that would take title to, and hold conservation easements on, private properties not served by other land trusts — usually meaning small parcels that hold, and connect, important riparian and terrestrial habitats. In this work we have been successful. Siskiyou Land Conservancy also is the only organization dedicated to eliminating excessive pesticide use on bottomlands that surround the vital Smith River estuary, in Del Norte County. For more on the Smith River estuary click here.

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