Volunteers Needed for Aspen Regeneration in Loney Meadow!

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Sarah Phillips and Jim Wofford walk through an Aspen Stand in Loney Meadow

 Aspen groves, one of the most scenic resources of our wild landscape, are in extreme decline due to conifer encroachment resulting from changes in natural fire and hydrology regimes. But you can help! Come learn about aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots, and participate in our aspen regeneration project.

  • When: July 13th & July 27th, August 10th & 24th  (Saturdays)
  • Where: Loney Meadow
  • RSVP: Please contact Adele Rife, SYRCL Restoration Coordinator at adele@syrcl.org or (530) 265-5961 ext. 218.

The restoration days will include carpooling to Loney Meadow, learning about the importance of aspen groves and meadows, and a few hours of conifer removal.  Training and natural interpretation will be provided by Kathy Van Zuuk of Tahoe National Forest.

Aspen regeneration is a priority action that supports broader efforts to restore the health of mountain meadows in the Yuba Watershed, which are important natural sources of clean water for the Yuba River. To learn more, view a video about our past aspen regeneration work created by SYRCL volunteer, Tony Loro. More information about restoring mountain meadows can be found on our restoration page.  SYRCL’s aspen regeneration project is a partnership with Tahoe National Forest and funded by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

“I look forward to the aspen-meadow projects every year.   You get to hike a bit, hang out with–and meet–friendly folk.  You get to do some good work in beautiful country.  Why would I not want to be part of this?  ” states Jim Wofford, SYRCL volunteer.

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

Texas Creek flows through Loney Meadow


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