Algae: The Good & the Bad in the Yuba

We have fielded a lot of questions in the past few weeks about water temperatures in the South Yuba. Are they higher than normal?

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What are Bees Busy Doing in Our Watershed?

You may be familiar with non-native European honeybees (Apis melifera) because they are used commercially to produce honey and pollinate crops. But what do you know about bees native to our watershed?

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How to Spot Invasive Plants in Our Watershed

Learn about the five most common invasive plants in the Yuba watershed, how they harm native ecosystems and how you can take action to reduce these invasive species. Make a difference in our watershed, sign up for our annual Scotch broom challenge on April 4th. Details

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Earth Weekend Backyard BioBlitz 2021: Report Out

On Earth Day last year, SYRCL called on our community to get outside and explore nature within their own backyards for a BioBlitz. We had such an overwhelming response that we brought it back again this year for the weekend following Earth Day. Details

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River Monitoring Returns!

This past March, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our River Monitoring volunteers, the River Monitoring program held a smooth transition back into community driven water quality monitoring of Yuba waters after essentially a year hiatus! Details

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Wild for Wildflowers: Exploring the Spring Wonders of the Sierra Foothills

Now that spring has begun we’ve been finding some of our favorite common wildflowers popping up alongside trails and in meadows. They are also starting to blanket hillsides in beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and purple. This is why we want to share proper picture-taking etiquette and introduce some of our favorite common wildflowers that are sometimes overlooked. 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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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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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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Meadows & Fens in the Sierra

In the Sierra Nevada, a diversity of meadow and wetland types offer the opportunity to admire beautiful and fascinating plants from spring through fall. Learn more about how the geomorphology and hydrology support that diversity. Details

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