NEVADA CITY, CA.  (Jan. 13, 2022) – The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League’s (SRYCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival has unveiled its 2022 trailer, featuring moments from many of the films to be shown at its 20th annual event happening online in a virtual format January 13-23, 2022.  Watch the 2022 trailer here:

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Passes and tickets for this year’s event are now available for purchase at

In addition to over 120 films and 13 world premieres screening at festival, the weekend also includes a variety of non-film programming including Earthjustice Activist Center workshops, EnviroFair, art exhibition, and virtual presentations. All these elements are provided for free to the community!

This year, in the spirit of inspiring activism, join SYRCL in asking the Army Corps of Engineers to help threatened salmon reach their spawning grounds by cleaning the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam. A meager 1% of their historic population remains, which was once robust enough to feed communities, wildlife, and the forest. You can help us in our efforts to save this threatened species by signing our petition at

Each year the WSFF auction highlights many festival partners, and attendees get to score some great deals on their products. Online bidding for most items opens Friday January 14 at 9am and ends Saturday January 22nd at 11pm. Great items like: an Alpacka Raft, artwork from WSFF featured artist Sarah Coleman, gift certificates, wine, Peak Design bags, & more! Make your bid online at

 Although WSFF in-person programming has been postponed, the special screenings of the short film ‘Uba Seo will begin screening this week at ‘UBA SEO: Nisenan Arts and Culture, 225 Broad Street in Nevada City. Cultures throughout the world believe Water holds Memory. Many River Cultures also have Water Spirits who sing stories. Drawing upon Ancestral teachings of two Rivers, ‘Uba Seo & Rhine River, ‘Uba Seo, is an audio video experience in which Nisenan Culture Bearer, Shelly Covert, sings the story of ‘Uba Seo in Nisenan to the visiting Rhine River Nixy, who swims deep down into the Rivers Waters to Listen. Reservations are required – make them online via this link: Recommended donation of $5 per person.

WSFF’s free non-film programming includes the “California On Fire” workshop, part of the Earthjustice Activist Center, where we will explore how California has been experiencing more intense, larger, and more destructive wildfires in the last five years.  1.3 million acres burned in just the 2021 Dixie, Beckwourth, and Caldor fires alone. These severe fires put lives and communities at risk, and threaten the benefits that healthy forests provide, such as clean and ample water, clean air, carbon storage, recreation, and wildlife habitat. What is causing this and what can we do about it? This panel discussion, featuring Eli Ilano, Forest Supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest, Dan Porter, Forest Strategy Lead with The Nature Conservancy, and Willie Whittlesey, General Manager at Yuba Water Agency attempts to answer these questions and look at what communities can do collectively to help.

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One of the nation’s largest environmental and adventure film festivals, the 20th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar filmmaking, cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for generations to come. Festivalgoers are treated to a wide variety of awardwinning films, including those about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, wildlife, and environmental justice. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is hosted and produced by South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) January 13 – January 23, 2022 and funds raised support their year-round work to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed. This flagship festival kicks off a nationwide tour bringing Wild & Scenic films to more than 75,000 people annually.  

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