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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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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Attend the Grand Opening: Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail

Join SYRCL in celebrating the grand opening of the newly updated Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail. The celebration will be on the morning of Monday, November 2. The 1.5-mile loop trail, located off of Bowman Lake Road, now has new and improved interpretive signs. Visitors to the trail will learn about the ecology and history of the area, with a read more >>

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Restoration in the Yuba: Volunteer Today

Our restoration program is growing and that means we need more volunteers than ever before! We invite you to join us out in the watershed as citizen scientists to help our science staff implement several important projects. This summer our focus is on meadows. We are looking for volunteers who think cutting down trees is fun, who want to read more >>

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SYRCL and Earthwatch Partner on Citizen Science Program, Sierra to Sea

Earthwatch Institute is partnering with SYRCL to create a new citizen science program called Sierra to Sea. Together, we will conduct meadow assessments, developed by American Rivers, and contribute to statewide greenhouse gas emissions work. The goal of this program is to acquire data that will feed directly back to scientists and land managers in read more >>

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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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State Dignitary to Present Check to SYRCL for Meadow Restoration May 20th

Know & Go: WHAT: Assembly Member Brian Dahle to present SYRCL with $567,480 check for meadow restoration SPEAKERS: Assembly Member Brian Dahle, California Department of Fish and Wildlife representative, Tahoe National Forest representative, and Nevada County representative. WHEN: Wednesday, May 20 | 9:00am coffee and refreshments, 9:30am program starts WHERE: Pedestrian bridge at the Highway 49 crossing of read more >>

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SYRCL Receives Funding for Meadow Restoration in the Yuba Watershed

CDFW to provide $567K to study carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas benefits of mountain meadow restoration in Yuba watershed Nevada City, CA – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) yesterday announced the selection of 12 projects that will receive grant funding to restore wetlands that sequester greenhouse gases and provide other ecological benefits. 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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