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

Share

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…

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share

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 >>

Share