ASRA Canyon Keepers
The purpose of the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) Canyon Keepers is to maximize the enjoyment, knowledge and safety of people who use the North and Middle Forks of the American River Canyon within the boundaries of the Auburn State Recreation Area. We conduct a volunteer docent program for the North and Middle Forks of the American River.
Web: ASRA Canyon Keepers
Sierra Nevada Alliance
Regional coalition of grass-roots and other regional organizations working on environmental issues and community-building in the Sierra. Latest newsletter features articles on watershed restoration.
Web: Sierra Nevada Alliance
Friends of the River
Friends of the River preserves, protects, and restores rivers, streams, and their watersheds in California through public education, citizen activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy.
Website: Friends Of The River
The Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions - legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
Website: Mother Load Chapter - Placer Group - Local Group
Sierra Club - National
Placer Nature Center
Through environmental education, Placer Nature Center awakens a sense of curiosity, discovery and wonder about the world in which we live. Programs offered help us understand that our daily choices impact our ecological, social and economic well-being. Among the programs offered at Placer Nature Center is watershed education. A miniature model of our own local watershed helps us understand how all things are linked by common water sources - how our actions can directly affect our own drinking water and the importance of protecting this valuable natural resource. This is essential because a healthy world means the world to us all!
Website: Placer Nature Center
Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead (SARSAS)
Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead's goal is to return salmon and steelhead to the entire length of the Auburn Ravine. SARSAS is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with students, water agencies, local governments, landowners, and other environmental groups. To restore salmon and steelhead runs, SARSAS forms citizen stream teams to monitor, maintain and enhance Auburn Ravine habitat for anadromous fish.
Website: Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead
South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
The South Yuba River Citizens League is a community-based educational non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the entire Yuba River watershed.
Website: South Yuba River Citizens League
The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog
Our goal is to provide accurate information to people interested in keeping updated on the proposed Auburn Dam project. Through the utilization of 'blogs' we are hoping to encourage communication and varying perspectives on the pertinent issues.
Website: All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting Blog
This site has been built to serve as an educational and informational resource for guests, guides and the general whitewater rafting community about whitewater rafting on California's American Rivers.
YubaNet is a "post-it-yourself" community/regional web site for the Gold Country and the Northern Sierra Nevada.
Get Off Your Gass
The purpose of Get Off Your Gass is to promote hiking on the Georgetown Divide. What is the Georgetown Divide? The area between the Middle & South Fork of the American River.The website includes Trail Descriptions so you can get started hiking on your own on the Divide; A Hiking Schedule so you can find out about organized hikes on the Divide; and information about the book Georgetown Hiking Trails.
by former ASRA Ranger Jordan Fisher Smith about the American River
Writer Jordan Fisher Smith worked as a ranger in the Sierra Nevada, the Grand Tetons, and Alaska. But he found the greatest adventure of his life when he took a job watching over forty-eight miles of the American River canyons long condemned to be inundated by the Auburn Dam.
Says Mike Davis "...this astonishing book, with its brilliant interweaving of murder, irony and natural history, invents a new genre."
Website: Nature Noir