Mountain meadows serve a major role in the ecosystem of the Sierras, providing habitat diversity, sequestering carbon while naturally storing and filtering water. Many mountain meadows have been drastically changed during the mining era, but now SYRCL is restoring meadows for both hydrological and ecological benefits for our watershed.
Quantifying the benefits of Meadow Restoration:
Hydrology, Vegetation, and Carbon
River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson will discuss SYRCL’s restoration efforts and provide initial results from the hydrology, vegetation, and carbon monitoring on Tuesday, November 13th from 6-7:30pm at Sierra College NCC, 250 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley.
SYRCL’s work to restore Yuba headwater meadows has been driven by the desire to answer questions about how restoration efforts benefit meadow ecosystems. In partnership with the Tahoe National Forest, SYRCL implemented a meadow restoration project at Loney Meadow in 2017.
Starting in 2014, SYRCL implemented a BACI (before, after, control, impact) design to understand how vegetation, groundwater and surface hydrology, carbon, greenhouse gases, and aquatic species would be impacted by the restoration project.
This talk will provide an overview of SYRCL’s restoration goals, monitoring efforts and provide initial results from the hydrology, vegetation, and carbon monitoring.
Results of Sierra College meadow restoration study are in (The Union, Oct. 29, 2018)
For more information about this event, visit: https://www.sierracollege.edu/events/upcoming/2018/11/ncc-ss-hutchinson-meadow-restore.php
Questions? Contact: Jason Giuliani at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 274-5275.