Tyrone Gorre

Tyrone’s role at One River Medicine has varied over the years. He has remodeled our facility numerous times as the center evolved. In the early days, he ran the tincture pharmacy, and would cover the front desk in the evening hours. He also teaches a Couples’ Dance Connection class with his wife, Linnie.

After completing the Green Building & Sustainable Design certificate program at UC Davis, Tyrone began designing and building our passive solar home. After this project is complete, he will most likely be seen at One River Medicine more frequently – in yet a different role. (Stay tuned for more information.)

Tyrone has been a fisherman all of his life, and because of his concern for California’s fish habitat, he co-founded Sierra Salmon Alliance, and has been involved with efforts to return salmon to the Sierra watersheds for many years, including co-creating the Salmon Celebration on the Auburn Ravine in Lincoln. Here are some things he’s been up to the last several years:

  • Green Building and Sustainable Design – Consultant
  • Sierra Salmon Alliance – Co-founder
  • Hooked-Up – Fishing, Hunting & Recreation Guide
  • Cedar Springs Garden (edible, native & medicinal plants) – Co-creator
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing of the Drum-Spaulding/Yuba-Bear projects – Team Lead, Traditional Cultural & Historical Properties Working Group
  • Middle Fork American FERC re-licensing – Consultant
  • Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council – Former Chairman
  • Sons of Tradition, Placer Native Network – Native Mentor
  • SARSAS – Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead – Consultant
  • California Harness Horseman’s Association – Owner, Trainer, Groom
  • Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend

“Born in Sacramento and raised in the Sierra Foothills, I have gained the utmost respect and appreciation for the diverse California environment and its many natural resources. Resources that are rapidly becoming expensive, hard to get, completely unavailable or even extinct. Time, wisdom and experience has made me aware of issues that we can no longer ignore. This now makes me responsible and committed to the preservation and restoration of the gifts that have been bestowed upon our parents, grandparents and the ancestors of this wonderful land.”