SYRCL’s Restoration Program Begins 2015 Season

Each year, SYRCL’s dedicated volunteers commit their time to our River Restoration program. Together, we have planted over 6,000 trees on the Lower Yuba to improve salmon habitat, removed hundreds of conifers from mountain meadows to improve aspen stands, measured thousands of aspens to assess regeneration, and removed invasive Scotchbroom to keep our river fire read more >>

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Enjoy the fall color of the aspens that SYRCL works to restore

While SYRCL’s Restoration and River Monitoring Programs are settling in for a long, stormy fall and winter (fingers crossed) of data analysis and report writing we want to encourage everyone to head out and see the aspens we work to restore all summer long in their fall glory! Loney Meadow, Rucker Lake, and Pierce Wetlands read more >>

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A Reflection from SYRCL’s Restoration Coordinator

It’s quite a dream to go to the river to play one day and work on the river the next. As the end of my two year AmeriCorps term as SYRCL’s Restoration Coordinator draws near, I can’t help but reflect. I am impressed and excited by the amount of work we have completed over these read more >>

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Join us for our Last Aspen Regeneration Workday of the Year!

  SYRCL has completed two aspen regeneration workdays this summer with over 22 SYRCL volunteers helping to restore an aspen stand in Loney Meadow. Our enthusiastic team of volunteers has treated the ½ acre stand by removing small encroaching conifers using hand saws and a lot of love for the Yuba watershed. The next workday is on read more >>

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Learning to Love Meadows

On day 1, not a single one of the 9 high school students who arrived from Los Angeles to take part in SYRCL’s Earthwatch Meadows Project had ever set foot in or even seen a meadow. On day 3, each and every student can tell you how meadows help to store water that feed streams read more >>

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First Aspen Workday a Great Success – Join us for our Next!

On Saturday, 15 SYRCL volunteers and staff members helped to restore an aspen stand in Loney Meadow. SYRCL, and our enthusiastic team of volunteers, has been working to restore aspen habitat since 2011. We treated the ½ acre stand by removing small, encroaching conifers using hand saws and a lot of love for the Yuba watershed. Aspen read more >>

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GET INVOLVED! Aspen Regeneration at Loney Meadow next Saturday

Join SYRCL for another great restoration opportunity and a chance meet new people and work outside in a beautiful place! Aspen groves are in extreme decline from conifer encroachment due to changes in natural fire and hydrologic regimes—this ecosystem needs our assistance to remain healthy. To learn more, listen to NPR’s report on “Fighting Fire read more >>

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GET INVOLVED! Aspen Regeneration at Loney Meadow next Saturday.

Join SYRCL for another great restoration opportunity and a chance meet new people and work outside in a beautiful place! Aspen groves are in extreme decline from conifer encroachment due to changes in natural fire and hydrologic regimes—this ecosystem needs our assistance to remain healthy. To learn more, listen to NPR’s report on “Fighting Fire read more >>

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Restore, Review, Remove, Rejuvenate and Raft with SYRCL!

Mark your calendars for exciting and thrilling opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and improve the Yuba watershed this summer and fall with SYRCL. Saturday June 21, July 12 & 26, August 16 & 30: Aspen Regeneration Do you want to help the Yuba watershed become more resilient in the face of climate change and read more >>

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SYRCL’s Restoration Season Kicks Off!

It’s that time of year again: restoration season is in full bloom. The race to pull Scotch Broom, the yellow-flowered invasive species plaguing the Sierra Nevada, has begun. We are calling on all river lovers to join us and rid Hoyt’s Crossing of Scotch Broom on Saturday, March 22nd from 9 am to 2 pm. read more >>

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