Yuba River Waterkeeper


Caleb Dardick
[email protected]
(530) 265-5961

The Yuba River Watershed stems from the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Donner Pass to the Feather River near Yuba City.Most of the Yuba River’s flow comes from its three main tributaries: North Yuba, Middle Yuba, and South Yuba Rivers. TheYuba River Watershed includes a diverse array of environments and conditions— from snow-covered subalpine zones near the Sierra crest to dry oak woodlands in the lower watershed. Compared to other Sierra Nevada watersheds, the Yuba has been rated in “fair” to “poor” condition based on native fish populations despite having one of the most important wild steelhead fisheries in the Central Valley. 

Prior to joining SYRCL and founding Yuba River Waterkeeper, Caleb served as Director of Local Government and Community Relations for UC Berkeley’s Office of the Chancellor. Caleb earned a B.A. in History with honors at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Caleb has over 20 years of experience in community outreach and advocacy. He was raised in Nevada County with a love for the Yuba River. 


313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, California 95959