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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California State Parks Foundation Awards $135,000 in Grants in Response to California Wildfires

California State Parks Foundation announced today that it has awarded $135,000 in grants to 15 parks and park partners to help parks recover from the devastating 2020 wildfires. 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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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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A Visitor’s Guide to Loney Meadow

Located in the Tahoe National Forest, Loney Meadow is a beautiful meadow that supports a diverse and fragile ecosystem. Find out about SYRCL’s restoration efforts at one of our favorite meadows and how you can enjoy the benefits of our restoration efforts. 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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Join SYRCL’s AmeriCorps Team

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. Details

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Join the Scotch Broom Challenge – March 30

Join your fellow river-lovers for this fun and rewarding challenge. Help us remove this invasive species from Purdon Crossing on Saturday, March 30. Details

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Yuba Field Guide Fish Species to Watch

Yuba Field Guide A look at our watershed’s sensitive and invasive animal species Chinook salmon Lifespan:  1 to 6 (more commonly 2 to 4) years in salt water; 3 to 24 months in fresh water Temperature Tolerance: Preferred: 5-13oC (41-55oF) Maximum: 24oC (75oF) General Adult Size:  30 to 50 lbs. – some can be over read more >>

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