SYRCL Partners with NUHS to Remove Scotch Broom

If you’ve walked a trail in the Yuba Watershed it is likely you’ve passed by a common invasive species known as Scotch Broom. This plant, recognizable by its tall, bushy branches, resembles the end of a witch’s broom. It has proliferated in the Sierra Foothills for more than a century, originally brought here from Europe read more >>

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DOOM ON BROOM! Join the River Avengers for the Scotch Broom Challenge

River Avengers are back in action this spring for our annual Scotch Broom Challenge! Join SYRCL’s Restoration Team and make our community safer and healthier! WHAT: Scotch Broom Challenge WHERE: Meet at the Independence Trail West trailhead at the California State Park; parking will be on HWY 49 WHEN: Saturday, March 26 9am – 2pm WHY: 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 to Hire 3 Dedicated AmeriCorps Members — Apply Today!

Do you love the Sierra?  Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light?  Do you want to gain valuable environmental professional experience? Apply to work at SYRCL and become one of the 28 Members of the 2015-2016 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)! SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year 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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Meet our newest Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members!

SYRCL is thrilled to announce the recent arrival of three brilliant additions to the SYRCL team.  Monday was the first day of service for our new Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members Karl, Svetlana and Suzanne.  They will be at the helm of our River Monitoring, Restoration and River Ambassador programs, respectively. Karl grew up in read more >>

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Lower Yuba River restoration presentation Nov. 11, 6:30pm

Have you ever wondered what SYRCL’s vision is for restoration on the lower Yuba River? SYRCL’s River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will be giving a presentation on November 11th, 6:30PM at Sierra College to discuss lower Yuba River restoration efforts that benefit migrating salmon and promote a healthy and biodiverse river corridor. Join us to read more >>

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