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 safe and beautiful. Hats off to our very dedicated and hardworking volunteers! We truly cannot accomplish so much without you!

This year, we will once again need your help to continue and expand our Restoration Program. We will need help to monitor the 6,000 trees planted at Hammon Bar on the Lower Yuba; remove conifers and monitor aspen groves in mountain meadows, help with vegetation and groundwater monitoring in Loney Meadow, and spearhead a new greenhouse gas emission monitoring program at Loney and Deer Meadows.

Restoration Opportunities:

Hammon Bar Monitoring

hammon monitoringWhen: June 17 – 19 & June 22 -25 8:00am – 5:00pm each day (meet at SYRCL office at 8am for carpool, return to office by 5pm)

What: Monitor survivorship and growth of trees (record diameter and height), measure sedimentation and organic matter accumulation

Volunteer Need: 2+/day

What to bring: Food for the entire day, water, sturdy boots, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

 

 

 

Aspen regeneration at Butcher Ranch Meadow in the North Yuba

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When: Saturday, August 8th – meet at the SYRCL office at 8:00am and return by 5:00pm (optional overnight camping near Sardine Lake!)

What: Remove invasive conifers (involves using hand saws) and monitor aspen stands (running transects, measuring trees, and recording data)

Volunteer need: 20

What to bring: Food for the entire day, water, sturdy boots, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (camping gear and extra food if staying overnight)

 

 

 

Greenhouse Gas Emission Monitoring at Loney and Deer Meadows (new project!)

ghgWhen: 1-2 Days, Every two weeks, starting in July, Exact Times: TBD

What: Set up monitoring chambers and collecting emission samples.

Volunteer Need: 3-10/day

What to bring: Food for the entire day, water, sturdy boots, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

 

 

Vegetation and Groundwater Well Monitoring at Loney Meadow (new project!)

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When: 1-3 days a month, Exact days: TBD, Exact times: TBD

What: Run transects, measure trees, measure groundwater levels and record data

Volunteer Need: 3+/day

What to bring: Food for the entire day, water, sturdy boots, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

 

To RSVP or for more information, please contact SYRCL’s Restoration Coordinator, Svetlana Vasilchenko Svetlana@syrcl.org or (530) 265-5961 x216.

 

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