While SYRCL’s Restoration and River Monitoring Programs are settling in for a long, stormy fall and winter (fingers crossed) of data analysis and report writing we want to encourage everyone to head out and see the aspens we work to restore all summer long in their fall glory!
Loney Meadow, Rucker Lake, and Pierce Wetlands are all excellent spots to view aspen in fall color in the South Yuba while Butcher Ranch Meadow (near the Sierra Buttes) is another picturesque spot in the North Yuba region.
Our aspen volunteers contributed over 460 hours to remove conifers, monitor aspen stands, and enter data this year! This level of volunteer support is what truly makes our restoration program possible. We use these hours as a matching contribution that helps SYRCL receive financial support from granting organizations. In 2014, we can proudly claim that our volunteer time totaled to just over over $12,000 for our aspen regeneration efforts! We thank you from the bottom our our SYRCL hearts for helping us claim this huge and community driven in-kind match!
We especially want to thank our supporters from Earthwatch, the National Forest Foundation, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for funding our aspen regeneration and monitoring work this year. They help us immensely to plan, organize, and implement our restoration efforts and analyze the data we collect in the field.