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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Van Norden Meadow is Now Part of the Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest now includes 732 acres of South Yuba River headwaters. SYRCL is partnering with the Tahoe National Forest to restore Van Norden Meadow. We look forward to working together on this amazing piece of land. Details

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Volunteer Day at Loney Meadow – Oct. 13

Seeking volunteers to help with seed collection, trail maintenance, and to conduct post restoration photo monitoring! Join SYRCL River Science staff for a lovely fall work-day in Loney Meadow. Details

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Join us in a Meadow this Fall

Fall is quickly approaching, but we still have two exciting opportunities to get out in the watershed to learn and participate in restoration! More…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Thibeault

“I love the concept of a community coming together to protect a river. SYRCL is a role model of a can-do, get things done environmental, political and educational non-profit organization with a strong volunteer base.” More…

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SYRCL Seeks to Hire 3 New Dedicated AmeriCorps Members!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. 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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Van Norden Meadow Restoration Project

Headwater regions in California are some of our most prized places. They are also especially sensitive to land use change and our changing climate. 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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