Rivers Lab Returns February 25th!

Rivers Lab, SYRCL’s monthly scientific report book club, will return on February 25th and will occur on the fourth Thursday of each month through June. We will continue to meet online via Zoom until it is safe to convene in the SYRCL conference room. Details

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SYRCL's Restoration Coordinator, Cody Wasuta, conducting River Monitoring at Lavezzola Creek

River Monitoring: A Wrap for 2020 and Beginning Anew in 2021

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of our River Monitoring program. Kicking off as it typically does in March with a committed group of volunteers who monitor 35 sites around the watershed, it abruptly transitioned to a solely staff-led venture. Covering the monthly work of more than 40 trained River Monitors is a time consuming task for just 2–3 people; however, dedicated SYRCL staff successfully completed the season. Details

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Local Birds of Prey

In Nevada County, we are lucky to live among diverse habitats including grasslands, oak savanna, chaparral, mixed coniferous forest, wetlands, meadows, and more. These landscapes are also home to a number of charismatic birds of prey. Read on to learn more about how to identify some of our local feathered friends. Details

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Welcome Aaron Zettler-Mann, Watershed Science Director

Aaron Zettler-Mann recently stepped into the role of Watershed Science Director, taking the helm of our science department and its many projects throughout the watershed. Learn more about Aaron and if you see him around town, please offer him a warm welcome (from a safe distance). Details

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Last-Minute Yuba Holiday Gifts for Family & Friends

Still looking for last-minute, unique holiday gifts that don’t require you to leave the house? SYRCL has you covered with great options for students, families, kids, and grown kids! Details

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Virtual Salmon Adventures: Sneak Peek

Check out our new trailer and then join us on seven virtual adventures, and explore a different ecological, cultural, or historical aspect of the fall Chinook salmon run, right in the backyard of our own Yuba River. Details

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Fishing the lower Yuba? Stay Current on Do’s and Don’ts

The Yuba River watershed has unique regulations that vary throughout the year and through different stretches and tributaries. Read on for a summary of regulations. Details

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Featured Fish: Rainbow Trout

Tyler Goodearly, SYRCL’s fish biologist, is a seemingly endless source of information about our local fish. He’s offered to share fun fish facts about some of those fish who inhabit the beautiful waters of the Yuba. Details

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North Yuba Forest Partnership receives $1.13 million for Forest Health & Wildfire Resilience Projects in the Yuba Watershed

SYRCL is one of the North Yuba Forest Partnership’s leading organizations for restoration planning and project management across 275,000 acres of the North Yuba River watershed. This funding enables the Partnership to conduct botany, hydrology, and cultural resources surveys. Details

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SYRCL’s Youth Citizen Scientists Keep Yuba Meadows Healthy

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to finding safe and creative ways to collaborate with our youth citizen scientists. On October 24th, four alumni from our 2019 YOLO program joined us in Loney Meadow for a day of service work. These students helped to complete important, on-the-ground restoration actions. Details

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