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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Van Norden Restoration Meeting Recording Available

SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. The recording is now available. 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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Where & How to Safely See Salmon

While we are unable to run our Salmon Excursions this year, you can still get out and watch fall run Chinook Salmon spawn in the Lower Yuba. Read on for where to find them and how to safely view them. Details

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Join us for Virtual Salmon Adventures!

Most autumns, SYRCL’s River Education Program leads our flagship Salmon Expeditions along the Lower Yuba River. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to support remote learning for K-12 students, SYRCL committed to developing creative new ways to deliver this program. Read on to learn more. Details

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2020 Yuba River Cleanup Final Results

We want to send our sincerest thanks to each and every volunteer that helped during the 23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup to “Protect Our Happy Place.” Over a 12-day period 764 volunteers removed more than three tons of garbage and recycling from the Yuba River watershed. Read the full cleanup report with results, photos, and messages from volunteers. Details

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Ask a SYRCL Scientist: What’s Going On With These Fish?

The Yuba River Watershed is full of curiosities. In “Ask a Scientist” we explore the questions you send us about observations you made while recreating around the watershed. We recently received a great question from Diana Gardener. Details

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Virtual Community Meeting: Van Norden Restoration Updates

SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. Please join us for a virtual community gathering to hear about this project, ask questions, and provide feedback to us on the restoration designs. Your input is important to us and will help us create a more sustainable restoration design. Details

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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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