About the Forum

The Sacramento River Forum (the Forum) is a non-profit organization that evolved from 1986 State of California legislation (SB1086). The legislation called for a management plan to protect, restore and enhance the fisheries and riparian habitat along the Sacramento River from Keswick Dam down river to Verona. This effort is cooperative in nature and works to ensure that habitat restoration and management addresses not only the dynamics of riparian ecosystems, but also the realities of local agricultural and recreational issues associated with land use changes occurring along the river.

The Forum continues to promote and coordinate restoration related activities along the Sacramento River, develop and implement site-specific and sub-reach plans for areas within the Conservation Area, review and track projects and monitor ecosystem restoration progress within the Sacramento River Conservation Area (SRCA), and work to build a broader support and understanding of the goals of CALFED and the SB1086 Program.

Current Projects

Below is a brief list of our current activities. More information will be coming soon.

  • Sacramento River Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement
  • Corridor Management Planning
  • Habitat Mapping & Economic Analysis
  • Sacramento River GIS

Participating Agencies

Forum Publications and Documents

This page contains a collection of publications produced by the Forum and other documents central to our organization. You can find additional publications at the Sacramento River Library.

Forum Documents

Related Documents

the Open Forum Newsletter

Some projects that we have helped to coordinate include:

  • Hamilton City Flood Management
  • M&T Fish Screen Facility
  • Rio Vista National Wildlife Refuge
  • Woodson Bridge Ecosystem Restoration
  • Red Bluff to Colusa Recreation Plan

Some of the projects that follow our guidelines and principles include:

  • RD 108 Fish Screen
  • Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park
  • Del Rio Wildland Preserve
  • Big Chico Creek Access
  • Llano Seco Conservation Easements

The Forum endorses and encourages project proponents who:

  • Include neighbors and local officials
  • Consider buffers and/or barriers
  • Prevent or reduce loss of revenues
  • Measure benefits and impacts
  • Adhere to local land use guidelines
  • Provide environmental analysis
  • Describe access and infrastructure
  • Analyze flood impacts