Aspen groves are vital to the health of mountain meadows and are in extreme decline due to changes in natural fire that led to the invasion of conifers. But you can help! Come out with us to learn about and help restore aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots.
- When: July 13th & July 27th, August 10th & 24th
- Where: Loney Meadow
- RSVP: Please contact Adele Rife, SYRCL Restoration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 265-5961 ext. 218.
The restoration days will include carpooling to Loney Meadow, learning about the importance of aspen groves and meadows, and a few hours of conifer removal. Training and natural interpretation will be provided by Kathy Van Zuuk of Tahoe National Forest and funding through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Aspen regeneration is a priority action that supports broader efforts to restore the health of mountain meadows in the Yuba Watershed, which are important natural sources of clean water for the Yuba River. To learn more, view a video about our past aspen regeneration work created by SYRCL volunteer, Tony Loro. More information about restoring mountain meadows can be found on our restoration page.
“I look forward to the aspen-meadow projects every year. You get to hike a bit, hang out with–and meet–friendly folk. You get to do some good work in beautiful country. Why would I not want to be part of this? Maybe you should too.” states Jim Wofford, SYRCL volunteer.
Remember to bring:
- Sunscreen and sun protection
- Closed toed shoes
- Long pants
Our first aspen regeneration work day is coming up next weekend, on July 13th! Sign up today by emailing Adele Rife, Restoration Coordinator, at email@example.com. Meadows are fascinating and vital ecosystems – come learn about them and help us restore them!