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  1. ‘Crime Scene’ Analysis – Stanislaus River Version (did Cop Rock do it??)

    One of the fun parts of managing the Stanislaus Archive is re-discovering all the places that had slipped away from memory. But with some modern mapping tools and lots of comparisons of images in the archive, it’s possible to figure out a lot of photo locations that otherwise might not get determined. Here’s a good…

  2. New – Google Earth kmz files for the Stanislaus River and Feature Points

    Now you can explore the Stanislaus River as it was on you own, by downloading these two Google Earth files: StanisRiver_Albers83.kmz – this is the river’s center line, helpful for understanding exactly where it flowed – download it now (10kb) Stanislaus_Feature_Points.kmz – these are the rapids, camp sites, and other places along the river that…

  3. Coming soon – a regular Stanislaus River Archive newsletter!

    Just a heads up – we’re starting a couple times a year newsletter for the Stanislaus River Archive. By the end of June 2021, you should have the first edition, where we’re trying to get connected to those on our current email lists. So, stay tuned – if by early July, you don’t have the…

  4. Tips for Editing/Adjusting Photos

    There are many photos that show something really important or interesting, but that have exposure problems. Here are a couple examples with hints on how to improve them. This requires the use of Photoshop Elements (or full Photoshop) – other programs like the open source GIMP, or other desktop applications could achieve the same results….

  5. March 2021 Update

    We’ve added a lot of new material in the last six months – a collection of slides from Bill Center, more from Larry Orman’s archive, new videos from Don Briggs and others, and more.  We’ve got a lot of before/after images in development, showing canyon scenes from when the river was alive, to how it…

  6. October 2020 Update

    Just to let everyone know, we’re still looking to add materials to the site, and to develop the “story” side of it more fully.  Ideas on funding that can help us do that are welcome!  Hope everyone is safe in the pandemic – and maybe a good time to browse the Archive (again?)…

  7. Remembering Don Briggs, Film Maker, Photographer, and Media Activist for the Stan

    Don Briggs passed away September 15, 2019, in Sacramento where he lived in his final years. Don was a remarkable film and photo artist, an accomplished Grand Canyon river guide, and an essential element in the campaigns for the Stanislaus – it was Don who worked the media contacts at local and national scales, culminating…

  8. Help us figure out places, people, events!

    You can help improve the Archive by locating photos, and identifying scenes and people. Help us locate photos that don’t have locations – review these images, and send us email with the URLs of the items you know about and information about them. Help us identify scenes (mostly from the campaigns) that we aren’t sure…

  9. Have ideas or seeing issues with the site? Use this tracking sheet

    If you have: 1) issues with the functioning of this website, or ideas about how to improve it, or 2) notes about the content of the site, log them here in this Google Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13ujwotzTMNgMiQApttu5nWTopftWIa4Gzh47WN1qHwY/edit?usp=sharing The sheet has two pages:  one for site functions, one for errors or issues with site content. If you are…

  10. How to add your items to the Stanislaus Archive

    Have slides, videos, documents, or other materials you want to add to StanislausRiver.org? It’s easy to become a contributor: Sign up using the online form on the site – you’ll be emailed a user name (best approach is “firstlastname” and password (be sure to save this!). Use your username and password to log into the…