Photo courtesy of Barbara Rich

Fall 2014

In This Issue

Sacramento River from the Yana trail.

A view from River Road near the Washout.

Walnuts in Winter.
Walnuts in Winter.

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for connecting with the Forum.  In our next issue, we will update you on more of our projects and programs.

2015 Meeting Schedule


February 26 (Williams)
May 28 (Corning)
August 27 (Williams)
October 29 (Corning)
December 10 (Williams)


From the Executive Director


The Forum has been working over this past year to make organizational improvements to assure we are effectively fulfilling our mission to facilitate resource management and restoration efforts to be effective, balanced and sensitive to the needs of local communities. Because we had to rearrange our December Board meeting due to the very welcome - but heavy - rain storm, some of these changes are yet to be finalized.  Our Board Officers for 2015 will be Chairman John Nock (Butte County), Vice Chairman Leonard Moty (Shasta County) and Secretary/Treasurer Jeannette Wrysinski (Yolo County). We will continue to hold our meetings on a Thursday and will rotate the meeting between Williams and Corning. Thank you for your interest in the Forum and I hope that your holiday season is peaceful, joyful and rainy (but not too much).


 Jane Dolan, Executive Director

Thank you to our outgoing Board Member James Gallagher 


The Forum honors and thanks former Forum Board member and now Assemblymember James Gallagher for his service on the Forum Board of Directors.  He has served on our board as the Sutter County Public Interest member since 2009, including as an officer and on committees. He has been a strong voice for landowner and local community concerns in the work of the Forum and we are grateful for his leadership.  We wish him well and look forward to continuing to connect with him in his work in the Assembly.

Major updates and improvements to the Forum website


The Forum has updated its website and has a new, direct web address: (you no longer need the /SRCAF).  The website was redesigned from the bottom up, in order to be more efficient and user friendly.  In addition to information on the Forum's meetings and projects (which can be found here and here), the "Resources" drop down will take you to an array of information. 


These include the following:

  • The Sacramento River Library provides information including maps, documents and river data. This includes a vast array of reports and studies pertaining to river issues and projects and details on projects implemented and being planned.  Each document is geocoded and can be located by river mile or on a map.
  • The Geospatial Data Library assists in understanding and analyzing land use, vegetation patterns, flooding, erosion and channel dynamics. The library includes downloadable GIS shape files and Google Earth files of river corridor information for physical characteristics and management geographies. 
  • The GIS Viewer is an interactive map to view river data.
  • What's New? gives recent updates, events and announcements.
  • The Photo Gallery is a beautiful collection of river photographs. We are always on the lookout for more photos and welcome additions!
  • Our Landowner Programs Information page provides information on funding for landowner assistance and will be expanded in the coming year.
  • River Atlases is a collection of maps from 1978 to 2004.
  • We link to the Sacramento River Watershed Program's on-line Regulatory Permitting Guide for project proponents (Thank you SRWP).

A comprehensive guide to locations of public access and recreation opportunities on the river has long been a central feature of the former Forum website and the redesign now highlights this link on the home page. In addition, work is nearing completion to update and improve the Sacramento River Recreation and Public Access Guide(SacRec).  Watch for this early 2015! Our interns have been updating information on hundreds of public access and recreation sites on the Sacramento River.  The SacRec guide has interactive maps that take you to details for each site such as the site owner, their website, and available activities and facilities.  The SacRec guide also has a simple text search and advanced search capabilities. SacRec is well-used and receives thousands of visits over the year. 


Rob Irwin, the Resource Conservationist, for the Forum has amazing web design talents and handled this website update effort. Rob oversees the ongoing work for compiling such an amazing set of resources.  Our thanks to Rob!  
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