Protect the Yuba – Summer Volunteers Needed

YRCL is recruiting 70 volunteers to be Ambassadors at the South Yuba River this summer. Become a river steward and help protect the Yuba River from being “Loved to Death”. River Ambassadors are the first wave of protection for the South Yuba River. Get involved today! Details

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Restore the Yuba – Volunteers Needed

Join SYRCL scientist and Bear Yuba Land Trust for the 2021 Scotch Broom Challenge on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11th from 10am-2pm. SYRCL is looking for 4-8 volunteers each day to help remove invasive species in the Yuba Watershed. Details

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Quiz Night is Back – Join us Thursday!

We have been hard at work developing brain-scratching trivia to stump even the best trivia buffs and would love to reunite with you and the rest of our SYRCL community for this evening of ‘virtual’ fun. We hope to see you there! Details

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How to Safely Spot the Sierra Newt

Sierra Newts begin migrating to breeding streams in January and can be seen near streams and creeks until about May. If you are interested in newts and want to find this colorful creature in its own habitat, now is the time. Details

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Calling All Cannabis Farmers & Community Members: We Need Your Help

It has been almost two years since Nevada County legalized commercial cannabis cultivation, and important changes to where and how people cultivate cannabis have occurred. We are seeking feedback from both local residents to learn more about the ways in which grows are impacting you and your area and from cannabis cultivators regarding the licensing process so we can better understand what barriers exist to coming into compliance. Details

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Learn About the River Ambassador Program April 7

Concerned about trash at the Yuba? Want to make a difference in visitor impacts on our trails and beaches? Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved during this virtual informational meeting. Details

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National Environmental Education Foundation Grant Helps Engage Local Students in Meadow Restoration

Through this Biodiversity Conservation Grant, SYRCL will be able to provide hands-on meadow restoration experience to high schoolers. Students will help in restoration efforts while learning about field monitoring techniques, aspen ecology, and current threats. Details

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We stand with the AAPI community and condemn racism and violence.

In this moment of uncertainty and fear, we want to communicate to our community members who are experiencing these feelings that we are an ally. We stand with the AAPI community and condemn racism and violence.

Doing so aligns with SYRCL’s pledge to speak out against violence in our Statement of Inclusivity that asserts: “I will not remain silent during pivotal political and cultural moments that impact BIPOC Communities.” Read more

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A Look at Fire Adapted Ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada

Forests of the Sierra Nevada have evolved with fire, as is evident in Sierran tree species characteristics, landscape scale fire histories, and the cultural history of these forests. Now, these same forests face the consequences of over a century of fire suppression that has resulted in a buildup of fuels and, in the worst cases, high-intensity wildfires that burn tens of thousands of acres. With great effort, decision-makers and stewards of the land are working to restore fire to the landscape in a way that supports fire resilient ecosystems and reduces the risk of high-intensity wildfire. Details

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Sharing Inspiration: Women’s History Month

Women have repeatedly been at the forefront of the environmental movement as activists, authors, scientists, and artists. #WomensHistoryMonth reminds us to stop and celebrate these women by calling attention to their work. In this article, we honor three of the many women who have asked us to stop, change our perspective, and reconsider how we as humans are impacting our ecosystems and sacred Earth. Details

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