Protect the Yuba River Canyon from Wildfires

This year’s lack of precipitation has already led to multiple red flag warnings in our area as well as the surrounding areas. Officials are particularly concerned about fires in and around the South Yuba River corridor due to the remote location and limited cellular communication available. Both of these factors could result in a small fire growing to become a significant and devastating incident.

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Update: NYFP to Receive Funding for Forest Restoration

The North Yuba Forest Partnership is set to receive $34.8 million in federal funding to support the implementation of forest restoration treatments in the North Yuba River watershed. The treatments this funding will support, such as ecologically based thinning and prescribed fire, are designed to promote forest conditions that are more resilient, while reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and restoring watershed health and native biodiversity.

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Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO)

SYRCL is excited to announce a FREE five-day summer science expedition for local 9th-12th graders to engage in local climate action and watershed restoration efforts!

Apply for our Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) Expedition, and if you’re selected, spend a week on a fully funded research expedition studying meadows in Tahoe National Forest alongside real scientists and other students.

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Update: Van Norden Meadow Restoration Project

On April 1st, 2022, Nevada County, as a lead agency, released the Draft IS/MND CEQA Document for the Van Norden Meadow Restoration and Recreation Project, which is a project collaboration between the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Tahoe National Forest.

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Sierra Newts – Amorous Amphibians

Throughout most of the year, the brilliantly colored Sierra newt (Taricha sierrae) lives on land, hunting and eating insects, earthworms, and slugs and hiding from any potential predators in the moist soil beneath rocks and logs. In the winter and spring, however, these members of the family Salamandridae become aquatic, returning to the pond or stream where they were born in search of a good time.

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The Ladies of Lady Buds

Directed by CJ Russo, Lady Buds tells the story of six women who, following the legalization of cannabis, leave the illegal underground market to carve out a place for themselves in the new commercial industry.

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Beavers – Ecosystem Engineers

We at SYRCL are committed to our restoration projects – both river and meadow. Do you know who else loves a good restoration project? Beavers!

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How You Can Get Involved in Opposing the ID-MD Mine

SYRCL announced its formal opposition of the Idaho-Maryland Mine in 2021 in large part due to our deep concern over the impacts reopening the mine could have on water quality and flows. MineWatch NC is leading the community in this opposition

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Join Us for the 2022 Scotch Broom Challenge!

Join us for this year’s Scotch broom challenge March 30th to help remove this invasive species from our watershed.

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Mountain Lions – A Keystone Predator

The Yuba River Watershed is home to a diverse and abundant collection of plants and animals. One animal that is capable of eliciting admiration, respect, and fear is the mountain lion. Recent sightings of mountain lions around the watershed prompted us to share a bit more about this keystone predator.

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