The Trust's Sierra Program works to protect and restore the Upper Tuolumne River Watershed, from the high peaks of Yosemite National Park to Lake Don Pedro. This stretch of the Tuolumne River is a rugged and beuatiful 83 miles of excellent wildlife habitat and premier whitewater that attracts boaters from around the world.
Along these 83 miles, the Tuolumne is fed by many outstanding tributaries including the Clavey River, Cherry Creek, and the North, Middle, and South Forks. The Tuolumne River Trust is committed to preserving all of these rivers in their free flowing and wild state and is actively promoting restoration projects throughout the watershed.
The Tuolumne River Trust leads monthly hikes throughout the upper watershed to educate people about our River and build support for its protection. To learn about upcoming outings and other opportunities to get out and explore your waterhsed, visit our calendar or contact our Recreational Outreach Coordinator Carlos Leonzo for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 596.6283.
Campaign for the Clavey River The Trust organizes support for protection of the ClaveyRiverthrough grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy. Our goal is to ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the ClaveyRiverís premier trout-fishing, hiking areas and spectacular swimming holes.
The Clavey, a principal tributary of the Tuolumne , is one of only three remaining free-flowing rivers in the Sierra and is highly prized by scientists for its biological integrity.
The Trust works for permanent protection of the Clavey through designation as a Wild and ScenicRiver, with our partners in the Clavey River Preservation Coalition and the California Wild Heritage Campaign.
Clavey Watershed Council (CWC) The Trust plays a leading role in collaborative Clavey River watershed stewardship, along with our partners in the Clavey Watershed Council. The watershed council is developing an action plan to protect and restore the Clavey watershed, in partnership with the Forest Service and other watershed stakeholders.
You can learn more about the Clavey Watershed and the steps we are taking to protect and restore it by watching the Clavey Reflections documentary.
Get involved by attending field trips and workshops, or volunteer to help implement on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information on how to help with this innovative and important project, please contact Patrick at email@example.com or call our Sonora office at 209-588-8636.
Tuolumne River Wild and Scenic Management Plan in Yosemite National Park The National Park Service is developing a long-awaited management plan for the 54 miles of the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River flowing through Yosemite National Park. The Trust is actively participating in the Tuolumne planning process, to ensure the River is protected for future generations to enjoy. To learn more about this important effort, please visit http://www.nps.gov/archive/yose/planning/trp/