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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SYRCL Volunteers Complete 17th Year of River Monitoring

Each spring, volunteers are trained to collect scientifically credible data for water quality parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, conductivity and the presence of invasive and sensitive species for locations throughout the Yuba watershed. Thanks to the help of our diligent volunteers, data is collected each month from March to November, allowing SYRCL to monitor the health of the watershed over time. 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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Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Baiocchi

“I had the opportunity to do some macroinvertebrates sampling on the South Fork Yuba, and the Bear River under Wendy Thompson. The motivation to get involved stems from wanting to give back to the watersheds I love and grew up with.” More…

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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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Water Quality and The Drought: How did Our Watershed Fare?

In 2014 Governor Brown declared a state of emergency due to the drought. After more than five years of drought in California, Water Year 2017 has received above average precipitation and snowpack-estimated at 200% of average! 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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