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Aquatic Invasive Species

  • (2008). California Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. California Department of Fish and Game. AISMgmtPlan-1.pdf
  • Erick Burres (2009). California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Aquatic Invasive Species: Issues Concerning Water Quality Monitors. State Water Resources Control Board Clean Water Team. burres120309.pdf
  • SYRCL (2011). Yuba Watershed Sensitive and Invasive Field Guide. South Yuba River Citizens League. Yuba-Watershed-Sensitive-and-Invasive-Field-Guide.pdf


  • Collen, P. and Gibson, R. J. (2000). The general ecology of beavers (Castor spp.), as related to their influence on stream ecosystems and riparian habitats, and the subsequent effects on fish-a review. . Reviews in fish biology and fisheries 10, no. 4: 439-461. biodiv_collenandgibson_2001_beavereffectsonfish_prj.pdf
  • Gee, M., Stansfield, S. and Clayburgh, J. (2008). State of Sierra Frogs: A Report on the Status of Frogs and Toads in the Sierra Nevada and California Cascade Mountains. . Sierra Nevada Alliance. South Lake Tahoe, CA..
  • Natural Heritage 2020 Project (2002). Forestry Report Originated by the Forestry Working Group as Modified by the Community Advisory Committee. County of Nevada, Nevada City, CA. biodiv_2002_nh2020_forestryfinal_rpt.pdf
  • Rice, S. P., Greenwood, M. T., and Joyce, C. B. (2001). Tributaries, sediment sources, and the longitudinal organisation of macroinvertebrate fauna along river systems. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58, no. 4: 824-840. biodiv_riceetal_2001_bmirivers_prj.pdf
  • Zwick, P. (1992). Stream habitat fragmentation-a threat to biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 1, no. 2: 80-97. biodiv_1992_zwick_streamhabfrag_prj.pdf

Climate Change

  • VanRheenen, N. T., Wood, A. W., Palmer, R. N., Lettenmaier, D. P. (2004). Potential implications of PCM climate change scenarios for Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin hydrology and water resources. Climate Change 62, 257-281. climate_vanrheenenetal_climatechangesacsj_2004_prj.pdf

Dam Removal

  • Aspen Institute (2002). Dam Removal: A New Option for a New Century. 68pp. . Aspen Institute: Washington, D.C. (Visit Watershed Center at SYRCL office for hardcopy).
  • Born, S. M., Genskow, K. D., Filbert, T. L., Hernandez-Mora, N., Keefer, M. L., White, K. A. (1998). Socioeconomic and institutional dimensions of dam removals: the Wisconsin experience. Environmental Management 22, no. 3: 359-370. damrem_bornetal_1998_socioecondamrem_prj.pdf
  • Doyle, M. W., Harbor, J. M., and Stanley, E. H. (2003). Toward policies and decision-making for dam removal. Environmental Management 31, no. 4: 453-465. damrem_doyleandharbor_2003_towardpolicydamrem_prj.pdf
  • Doyle, M. W., Havlick, D. G. (2009). Infrastructure and the Environment. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 34: 349-73. damrem_doyleandhavlick_2009_infrastrandenviro_prj.pdf
  • Doyle, M. W., Stanley, E. H., Harbor, J. M., Grant, G. E. (2003). Dam removal in the United States: emerging needs for science and policy. Eos 84 (4). damrem_doyleetal_2003_damremneedssciencepolicy_prj.pdf
  • Graf, W. L. (2003). Dam Removal Research Status and Prospect. H. John Heinz III Cent. for Sci. Econ. and the Environ: Washington, D. C..
  • Gross, Liza (2008). Rethinking Dams: Pacific Salmon Recovery May Rest on Other Factors. PLos Biology 6, no. 10: e279. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060279. damrem_gross_2008_rethinkingdams_prj.pdf
  • Hart, D. D. and Poff, N. L. (2002). A special section on dam removal and river restoration. BioScience 52, no. 8: 653-655. damrem_hartandpoff_2002_damremriverrest_prj.pdf
  • Hart, D. D., Johnson, T. E., Bushaw-Newton, K. L., Horwitz, R. J., Bednarek, A. T., Charles, D. F., Kreeger, D. A., and Velinsky, D. J. (2002). Dam removal: challenges and opportunities for ecological research and river restoration. BioScience 52, no. 8: 669-682. damrem_hartetal_200_damremovchallengesopp_prj.pdf
  • Lewis, L., Bohlen, C., and Wilson, S. (2008). Dams, Dam Removal, and River Restoration: A Hedonic Property Value Analysis. Contemporary Economic Policy 26, no. 2: 175-575.
  • Pejchar, L., Warner, K. (2001). A river might run through it again: criteria for consideration of dam removal and interim lessons from California. Environmental Management 28, 561-575. damrem_pejcharandwarner_2001_critdamremovalca_prj.pdf
  • Stanley, E. H. and Doyle, M. W. (2008). Trading off: the ecological effects of dam removal. Front Ecol. Environ. 2003; 1(1): 15-22. damrem_stanleyanddoyle_2003_ecologeffectdamremov_prj.pdf


  • Collins, B. M., Steph, S. L. (2007). Managing natural wildfires in Sierra Nevada wilderness areas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5, 523-527. fire_collinsandstephens_2007_managenatwildfiressn_prj.pdf
  • Miller, C. and Urban, D. L. (2000). Modeling the effects of fire management alternatives on Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests. Ecological Applications 10, no. 1:85-94. fire_millerandurban_2000_modelfiremanage_prj.pdf
  • Schwilk, D. W., Keeley, J. E., Knapp, E. E., McIver, J., Bailey, J. D., Fettig, C. J., Fiedler, C. E., et al. (2009). The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: effects of fuel reduction methods on forest vegetation structure and fuels. fire_schwilketal_2008_fuelreductmethods_prj.pdf
  • Stephens, S. L., Moghaddas, J. J., Edminster, C., Fiedler, C. E., Haase, S., Harrington, M., Keely, J. E., et al. (2009). Fire treatment effects on vegetation structure, fuels, and potential fire severity in western US forests. Ecological Applications 19, no. 2: 305-320. fire_stephens_2009_firetreatmenteffect_prj.pdf
  • Stephens, S., Collins, B (2004). Fire Regimes of Mixed Conifer Forests in the North-Central Sierra Nevada at Multiple Spatial Scales. Northwest Science 78, 12-23.


  • Brown, R. L., Editor (2001). Contributions to the Biology of Central Valley Salmonids. Volumes 1 and 2.. Fish Bulletin 179. California Department of Fish and Game.
  • Ford, J. S., Myers, R. A. (2008). A Global Assessment of Salmon Aquaculture Impacts on Wild Salmonids. PLoS Biology 6, no. 2: e33.
  • Gard, M. (2004). Interactions between an introduced piscivore and native piscivore in a California stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 71, no. 3:287-295. fish_gard_2004_predationsyuba_prj.pdf
  • Gross, Liza (2008). Can Farmed and Wild Salmon Coexist?. PLoS Biology 6, no. 2: e46.
  • Kimmerer, W. J. (2008). Losses of Sacramento River Chinook salmon and delta smelt to entrainment in water diversions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 6, no. 2. fish_kimmerer_2008_losssacsjfishentrainment_prj.pdf
  • Kondolf, G. M. (1993). The size of salmonid spawning gravels. Water Resource Research 29: 2275-2285. fish_kondolf_1993_sizespawninggravels_prj.pdf
  • Kozlowski, J. F. (1986). Summer Distribution, Abundance, and Movements of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and other Fishes in the Lower Yuba River, California. M.S. Thesis Univ. of California, Davis.
  • Lindley, S. T. ed al. (2006). Historical population structure of Central Valley steelhead and alteration by dams. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 4, no. 3: 1-19.
  • Lindley, S. T. ed al. (2007). Framework for assessing viability of threatened and endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Basin. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 5, no. 1.
  • Lindley, S. T. ed al. (2009). What caused the Sacramento River fall Chinook collapse?. In Pre-publication report to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council March 18th, 2009.
  • Lindley, S. T. ed al. (2004). Population structure fo threatened and endangered Chinook salmon ESUs in California's Central Valley basin. NOAA TM NMFS SWFSC 360, 56.
  • MacFarlane, R. B. and Norton, E. C. (2002). Physiological ecology of juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshaqytscha) at the southern end of their distribution, the San Francisco Estuary and Gulf of the Farallones, California. Fish Bulletin 100: 244-257. fish_macfarlane_2001_physioecologychinook_prj.pdf
  • May, J. T. and Brown, L. R. (2002). Fish communities of the Sacramento River Basin: implications for conservation of native fishes in the Central Valley, California. Environmental Biology of Fishes 63, no. 4:373-388. fish_mayandbrown_2002_sacriverwqimpacts_prj.pdf
  • Moyle, P. B., Israel, J. A., and Purdy, S. E. (2008). Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout in California - Status of an Emblematic Fauna. UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.
  • Stillwater Sciences (2006). Upper Yuba River water temperature criteria for Chinook salmon and steelhead. Prepared for CH@Mhill and published as Appendix B to the Upper Yuba River Watershed Habitat Feasibility Report by the California Department of Water Resources. fish_stillwater_tempcriteria_uyrsp.pdf
  • Williamson, K. S., and May, Bernie (2005). Homogenization of Fall-Run Chinook Salmon Gene Pools in the Central Valley of California, USA. North American Journal of Fisheries management 25, no. 3 (8): 993-1009. fish_williamsonandmay_2005_homogenizationchinook_prj.pdf

Greater Whole


Land Use


  • Alpers, C. N. et al. (2005). Mercury Contamination from Historical Gold Mining. USGS Fact Sheet 2005-3014. mining_alpersetal_2005_hginca_fs.pdf
  • Alpers, C. N. et al. (2002). Geochemical Data for Mercury, Methylmercury and Other Constituents in Sediments from Englebright Lake, California. USGS Data Series 151. mining_alpersetal_2002_geochemhgengleb_prj.pdf
  • Army Corps of Engineers (1938). Hydraulic Mining and Debris Control, Sacramento River and Tributaries. mining_usace_1938_hymindebriscontrol_rpt.pdf
  • California Bay-Delta Authority (2003). Abandoned Mine Lands Assessment of the North Yuba Watershed. California Department of Conservation. mining_doc_2003_amlassessnyuba_rpt.pdf
  • California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation, Abandoned Mine Lands Unit (2000). California's Abandoned Mines: A Report on the Magnitude and Scope of the Issue in the State. California Department of Conservation. mining_doc_2000_scopeamlcavol1_rpt.pdf
  • Childs, J. R. et al. (2006). Bathymetric and Geophysical Surveys of Englebright Lake, Yuba-Nevada Counties, California. USGS Open File Report 03-383. mining_childsetal_2003_bathgeosurveyenglebright_rpt.pdf
  • Curtis J. A., et al. (2005). Conceptual Model of Sediment Processes in the Upper Yuba River Watershed, Sierra Nevada, CA. Geomorphology 68 No. 3-4 149-166. mining_curtisetal_2005a_concepmodelseduyuba_prj.pdf
  • Curtis J. A., et al. (2006). Use of Sediment Rating Curves and Optical Backscatter Data to Characterize Sediment Transport in the Upper Yuba River Watershed, California 2001-03. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5246. mining_curtisetal_2006_sediment.pdf
  • Domagalski, J. (1998). Occurence and Transport of Total Mercury and Methyl Mercury in the Sacramento River Basin, California. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 64 No. 1-3 149-166. mining_domagalski_1998_hgtransportsacriver_prj.pdf
  • Gard, M. F. (2002). Effects of Sediment Loads on the Fish and Invertebrates of a Sierra Nevada River, California. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystems Stress and Recovery 9 No. 4: 227-238. mining_gard_2002_effectsedfishbmi_prj.pdf
  • Gilbert, G. K. (1917). Hydraulic Mining Debis in the Sierra Nevada. USGS Professional Paper 105.
  • Hagwood, Jr. J. (1995). The California Debris Commision: A History. US Amry Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Division. mining_GetTRDoc.pdf
  • Hunerlach, M. P. (2001). Geochemistry of Mecury and other Trace Elements in Fluvial Tailings Upstream of Daguerre Point Dam, Yuba River, California, August 2001. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5165.
  • James, L. A. et al. (2007). Field Trip Guide and Road Log: Tracking Hydraulic Mining Sediment in the Sierra Foothills and Sacramento Valley. mining_jamesetal_2007_trackhydrosed_rpt.pdf
  • James, L.A. (2005). Sediment from Hydraulic Mining Detained by Englebright and Small Dams in the Yuba Basin. Geomorphology 71, 202-226. mining_james_2005_seddetaindamsyuba_prj.pdf
  • May J. T. et al. (2000). Mercury Bioaccumulation in Fish in a Region Affected by Historic Gold Mining: The South Yuba River, Deer Creek and Bear River Watersheds, California, 1999. USGS Open-File Report 00-367. mining_mayetal_2000_hginfishyuba_prj.pdf
  • Sawyer, A. M. et. al. (2004). Sediment Grain-Size and Loss-On-Ignition Analyses from 2002 Englebright Lake Coring and Sampling Campaigns. USGS Survey Open-File Report 2004-1080. mining_snyderetal_2004b_sedgrainsizeengleb_rpt.pdf
  • Slotton, D. G. et al. (1997). Gold Mining Impacts on Food Chain Mercury in Northwestern Sierra Nevada Streams. Division of Environmental Studies University of California, Davis. mining_slottenetal_1997_hgfoodchain_rpt.pdf
  • Snyder, N. P. and Hampton, M. A. (2003). Preliminary Cross Section of Englebright Lake Sediments. USGS Open-File Report 03-397. mining_snyder_cv_bc.pdf
  • Snyder, N. P. et al. (2004). Estimating Accumulation Rates of Physical Properties of Sediment Behind a Dam: Englebright Lake, Yuba River, Northern California. Water Resources Research 40, W11301. mining_snyderetal_2004a_phypropsedengleb_prj.pdf
  • Snyder, N. P. et al. (2006). Reconsturcting Depositional Processes and History from Reservoir Stratigraphy: Englebright Lake, Yuba River Northern California. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, F04003. mining_snyderetal_2006_reconstdepprocessengleb_prj.pdf
  • Strum C., et al. (2006). A Brief History of Siskon Mine. Yuba Watershed Institute 4. mining_greensfelderlorenz_2006_histsiskonmine_art.doc
  • The Sierra Fund (2008). Mining's Toxic Legacy: An Initiative to Address Mining Toxins in the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Fund, Nevada City, CA. mining_sierrafund_2008_miningstoxiclegacy_rpt.pdf


  • County of Yuba (2008). Yuba County Integrated Regional Water Managment Plan. plan_YubacountyIRWMP.pdf
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (2008). Recovery Plan for the Evolutionarily Significant Units of Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook Salmon and Central Vally Spring-run Chinook Salmon and the Distinct Population Segment of Central Valley Steelhead. Southwest Regional Office, National Marine Fisheries Service, Sacramento, CA. plan_nmfsrecplan_2008_plan.pdf
  • Nevada County Planning Dept., Forty Niner Fire Safe Project Committee (2002). Lake Vera - Round Mountain Area Fire Safe Plan. plan_lakeveraroundmtnfiresafe_2002_plan.pdf
  • Russick K. and H. Ottoway (2006). Sacramento River Watershed Program. Sacramento River Watershed Program Monitoring Program Summary. plan_srmp_2006_monitoringsum_plan.pdf
  • Starr Consulting and Palencia Consulting Engineers (2007). Yuba/Bear River Watershed Sanitary Survey Second Update. plan_yubabearwss_2007.pdf
  • Tahoe National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks, County of Nevada . South Yuba River Comprehensive Managment Plan. Tahoe National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks, County of Nevada. plan_SoYubaPlan.pdf
  • Veen, John van der et al. (2008). Water Monitoring Quality Assurance Project Plan. plan_DeerCreekQAPP.pdf
  • White, M. D. (2008). Conservation Assessment for the Yuba River Watershed Foothills. plan_loca-ca-sierra-yuba-conservation-assess.pdf
  • White, M. D. et al. (2005). Science Assessment for the Sierra Checkerboard Inititive . Prepared for the Trust for Public Lands by the Conservation Biology Institute.


River Processes

  • Lewis, D. J. et al. (2001). Turbidity and Total Suspended Solid Concentration Dynamics in Streamflow from California Oak Woodland Watersheds. In RB Standiford et al. Procedure Symposium on Oak Woodlands in California's Changing Landscape, San Diego, CA 22-25. rvrprocess_lewisetal_2002_turb_prj.pdf
  • Moir, H. J. and Pasternack G. B. (2008). Relationships Between Mesoscale Morphological Units, Stream Hydraulics and Chinook Salmon Spawing Habitat on the Lower Yuba River, California. Geomorphology 100 No. 3-4: 527-548. rvrprocess_moirandpasternack_2008_morphunitsfish_prj.pdf
  • Sawyer, A. M. et. al. (2009). Riffle-pool Maintenance and Flow Convergence Routing Observed on a Large Gravel-Bed River. Geomorphology. rvrprocess_sawyeretal_2009_rpmain_prj.pdf


Water Control

Water Quality

  • (2009). SWAMP Safe-to-Swim Study, June 2009 Results. Regional Water Quality Control Board California Environmental Protection Agency. s2s_09_s_yuba_rvr.pdf
  • Anne Littlejohn (2008). SWAMP Safe-to-Swim Study, Labor Day 2008 Final Report. Regional Water Quality Control Board California Environmental Protection Agency. s2s_08_finalrpt.pdf
  • Anne Littlejohn (2010). SWAMP Safe-to-Swim Study, June 2009 Final Report. Regional Water Quality Control Board California Environmental Protection Agency. s2s_09_finalrpt.pdf

Watershed Health

Watershed Monitoring

  • Fetscher, A.E. et al (2009). Stand Operating Procedures for Collecting Stream Algae Samples and Associated Phyiscal Habitat and Chemical Data for Ambient Bioassessments in California. California State Water Resources Control Board Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Bioassessment SOP. rm_602_SWAMP_SOP_StreamAlgae.pdf
  • Harrington, J et. al. (1999). Russian River Index of Biological Integrity RRIBI for First to Third Order Tributary Streams. California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Response and Prevention. rm_bmi_rribi_cdfg_harrington_1999.pdf
  • Miller, S. (2009). Aquatic Invertebrate Report for Samples Collected by South Yuba River Citizen's League. National Aquatic Monitoring Center, University of Utah 2008 samples. rm_utahstate_2009b_bmi_rpt.pdf
  • Miller, S. (2009). Aquatic Invertebrate Report for Samples Collected by South Yuba River Citizen's League. National Aquatic Monitoring Center, University of Utah 2007 Samples. rm_utahstate_2009a_bmi_rpt.pdf
  • Ode, P.R. (2007). Standard Operating Procedures for Collecting Benthic Macroinvertebrate Samples and Associated Physical and Chemical Data for Ambient Bioassessments in California. California State Water Resources Control Board Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Bioassessment SOP. rm_Ode_2007_phab_sopr6.pdf
  • Rehn, A. C. (2008). Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Indicators of Biological Condition Below Hydropower Dams on the West Slope Sierra Nevada Streams, Calirfornia. River Research Applications. rm_rehn_hydropower_2008_rra.pdf
  • Rehn, A. C. (2008). Assessment of Ecological Impacts on Hydropower Projects on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages: A Review of Existing Data Collected for FERC Relicensing Studies. California Energy Commission, PIER Energy-Related Envrionmental Research Program.. rm_CEC-500-2007-040.pdf
  • Rost, A. (2008). Periphyton Monitoring Pilot Project. Draft Report prepared for the South Yuba River Citizens League. rm_rost_periphyton_2008_draftrpt.pdf
  • SYRCL (2006). Benthic Macroinvertebrate Samping Pro in the Yuba River Watershed Using the California Stream Bioassessment Procedure. 2006 Pro Brief for SYRCL River Monitors. rm_syrcl_2006_bmiprotocol.pdf
  • Yuba Watershed Council Monitoring Committee (2008). Citizen water quality monitoring quality assurance program plan for the Yuba Watershed Council Monitoring Committee. Revision 1.3 by William Ray of the State Water Resources Control Board.