US Forest Service Names SYRCL Partner of the Year

SYRCL works alongside Tahoe National Forest staff members to restore meadows, assess legacy mine impacts, monitor water quality, manage forest health, plan fish habitat restoration projects, and provide input on dam re-licensing. Over the last four years, SYRCL has raised over $1.7 million to implement projects on the Tahoe National Forest which covers much of the Yuba watershed. Details

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Loney Meadow, A Network of Braided Swales

For folks who have had the pleasure of visiting Loney Meadow, the mention of it brings up images of beautiful wildflowers, babbling brooks, and breathtaking views against blue-bird skies. However, the potential for the meadow to be resilient to climate change, or the meadow’s ability to perpetuate through time, is entwined with the extent of disturbance this meadow has experienced over the last century. Details

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Why Restore a Meadow: Ecosystem Function and Climate Resiliency

In Loney Meadow, a 40-acre wet meadow in the Tahoe National Forest, the snow is melting and the water is flowing. New plant growth peaks through the flowing waters, birds awaken and share their song with the quiet landscape. More…

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Reclaiming the Sierra: Volunteer Opportunity

Our commitment to fostering resiliency in our headwater reaches is critical to our mission at SYRCL and The Sierra Fund’s conference will ignite partnerships, information sharing, and conversations that will bring focus to this issue on a regional scale for many years to come. More…

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Reclaiming The Sierra: SYRCL to Present at The Sierra Fund Conference

This year the conference is focused on headwater resiliency, a topic that is near and dear to SYRCL’s heart. More…

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Celebrate the River at the State of the Yuba

Get inspired, activated and involved with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) this Earth Day season at the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 19. SYRCL invites you to celebrate the river and join in honoring three distinguished guests for their service in protecting and restoring the Yuba watershed. More…

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TAKE ACTION NOW: Challenge Centennial Dam

Write to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Nevada Irrigation District and Congressman Doug LaMalfa, respectively, to: 1. Speak up for water, 2. Demand transparency, AND 3. Protect public lands. TAKE ACTION

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Yuba Salmon Numbers Drop Again

Less than 4,000 salmon spawned in the Yuba River in 2016 according to a Monitoring Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team. Such low numbers have not been seen since the California Salmon Stock Collapse of 2007 and 2008. More…

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Centennial Dam’s Federal Environmental Review Process Has Begun

The Army Corps of Engineers is coming to Auburn and Grass Valley to solicit input about the proposed Centennial Dam. The public has two opportunities to attend these meetings and 37 days to submit comments on Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) plans to construct Centennial – a new 275-foot-tall dam and 110,000 acre foot reservoir on the Bear River between the existing Rollins and Combie Reservoirs. Read more >>

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Watch Dam Alternatives Workshop Video

Did you miss the Dam Alternatives workshop at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival? Watch the entire video here. This workshop explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal to build Centennial Dam. Experts discuss practical water delivery, demand efficiencies, and watershed scale management opportunities. Read more >>

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