Wildfire and the Yuba River Canyon

This year’s wildfire danger is extremely high. Learn about some of the contributing factors, how to stay safe, and what SYRCL is doing to help mitigate danger in the future.

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Restore the Yuba – Volunteers Needed

Join SYRCL scientist and Bear Yuba Land Trust for the 2021 Scotch Broom Challenge on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11th from 10am-2pm. SYRCL is looking for 4-8 volunteers each day to help remove invasive species in the Yuba Watershed. 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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SYRCL Receives Support to Build Forest Resilience & Assess Wildfire Impacts

SYRCL’s Watershed Science team is involved in efforts to foster forest resiliency to prevent future high-intensity forest fires and to catalogue the impacts of fire suppression techniques. This work is done in collaboration with many incredible partners, including volunteers as well as local, regional, and national organizations. In this article, we highlight recent support SYRCL has received for this important work. Details

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Make a Map, Unite the Yuba

The Stakeholder Mapping Project is an accessible, online, interactive map series of forest health and fuel treatment projects within the Yuba watershed and Nevada County from the past 15 years. With just a few clicks, learn project details, search your home address, and share or print a quality map. 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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Fall Transitions

Our 2019/20 AmeriCorps team has completed their year of service. Read on to find out who will be staying on and learn more about our new team members. 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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Fire Science and Forest Health Events and Resources

SYRCL’s Forest Health Coordinator, Andrew Salmon, presented at the recent Yuba Bear Watershed Council along with North Yuba Forest Partner, Phil Saksa of Blue Forest Conservation, and Shelly Allen of the Tahoe National Forest. See their presentations and find out about upcoming related events. Details

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