Fire and Water on the Yuba

This past August, our community and watershed faced a challenge we all knew was likely but hoped would never happen; the Jones Fire burned in the South Yuba River canyon, destroying 21 homes and structures. When the smoke cleared, we were left with a new landscape. Details

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Help Rebuild the Independence Trail

Nevada County’s iconic Independence Trail was severely damaged by the Jones Fire, which erupted on the morning of August 17. The fire, which burned primarily on California State Park and Bear Yuba Land Trust land, consumed all wooden structures on the western portion of the trail, including the flumes, bridges and the Rush Creek Ramp. Details

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Local Agencies and Organizations Partner on Rehabilitation of Independence Trail on the South Yuba River

Staff from Nevada County and the Sheriff’s Office, Bear Yuba Land Trust, SYRCL and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation accompanied California State Parks and CAL FIRE on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to view the Jones Fire damage to the Independence Trail. Details

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Fire in the Canyon: The Jones Fire

We write today with tremendous gratitude and relief, but also a heavy heart. Last week, we witnessed our emergency services mobilize and successfully evacuate thousands while protecting our homes. As firefighters continue to work tirelessly throughout the state, in our community the Jones Fire now seems to be contained. Details

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Interactive Story Map Details Forest Restoration Work in the North Yuba River Watershed

The North Yuba Forest Partnership has released an online interactive story map highlighting the ecological and human values within the watershed, the risks posed by high-severity wildfire, and the treatments that can be used to restore forest health and resilience and protect communities within this 275,000-acre landscape. Details

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North Yuba Scotch Broom Removal

As part of a multi-year contract with the National Forest Foundation, SYRCL’s restoration team has been hard at work reducing fire danger and is all set to begin removing 160-acres of Scotch and French broom from the Tahoe National Forest.  Details

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Action Alert: Support Healthy Yuba Forests for Water, Wildlife & People

Many forests in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills are unhealthy—particularly in the Yuba River watershed. There is a lot of work to be done, and SYRCL needs the whole community to unite to protect the Yuba River watershed on this important issue. Take action today. Details

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Fire Management as a Conservation Tool – February 5

Andrew Salmon, SYRCL’s Forest Health Watershed Program Coordinator, will speak at the first quarterly presentation of the Yuba Bear Watershed Council. Join us on February 5 from 10am-12pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Speakers will present on fire management as a conservation tool. Details

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Sign SYRCL’s Forest Health Action Letter to Congressmen LaMalfa and McClintock NOW

Many forests in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills are unhealthy—particularly in the Yuba River watershed. There is a lot of work to be done, and SYRCL needs the whole community to unite to protect the Yuba River watershed on this important issue. Take action today. Details

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Healthy Forests for a Healthy Watershed

In the new era of extreme weather and wildfires our beloved Sierra Nevada mountains have been hit hardest by threat of wildfire. During the 18th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we feature an entire film session & panel discussion on Climate of Change. Details

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