Learn How You Can Help Save Our Aspens, and Mountain Meadows too!

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Aspen trees at Rucker Lake, Grouse Ridge

Do you know the importance of aspen trees for biodiversity in our watershed? Did you know that Aspen stands are currently threatened? Are you curious about the relationship between aspen and meadows? Please join SYRCL for a FREE educational evening with David Burton, Director of the Aspen Delineation Project and recipient of Bureau of Land Management’s 2007 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award.

  • When: Tuesday, June 18th. 5:30-6:30pm
  • Where: SYRCL Office. 216 Main St. Nevada City, CA 95959
  • RSVP: Please contact Adele Rife, SYRCL Restoration Coordinator at adele@syrcl.org or (530) 265-5961 ext. 218.

David Burton will be joining us to speak about aspen stands and meadows. SYRCL staff will also speak about our growing restoration program and upcoming volunteer opportunities at Loney Meadow in Tahoe National Forest.  SYRCL’s work to promote the regeneration of aspen in Loney Meadow is funded by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

Volunteers after small conifer removal allowing more light to the aspen grove

Aspen groves are in extreme decline conifer encroachment resulting from changes in natural fire and hydrology regimes. But you can help! Come out with us on July 13th, July 27th, August 10th and 24th to learn about and help restore aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots.

The restoration days will include carpooling to Loney Meadow, learning about the importance of aspen and meadow ecology, and a few hours of conifer removal.  Training and natural interpretation will be provided Kathy Van Zuuk of Tahoe National Forest.  Aspen regeneration has been identified as a  priority action that supports broader efforts to restore the health of mountain meadows in the Yuba Watershed, important natural sources of clean water for the Yuba River.

Meadows are fascinating and vital ecosystems – come learn about them and help us restore them!



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