Projects

Invasive Plant Removal

Invasive Plant Removal

At SYRCL, invasive plant removal is a key part of mitigating wildfire risk and protecting the abundant density of rare plants native to the foothill’s serpentine soils. Invasive species threaten native species by outcompeting them for valuable resources. Invasive plants like Scotch broom, Spanish broom, and French broom are extremely flammable, and fire germinates their…

Aspen Regeneration

Aspen Regeneration

The Importance of Aspen Sierra aspen are hot spots for biodiversity, provide critical habitat for native birds and are known for their beautiful fall color and the fluttering of their leaves on warm summer days. As SYRCL continues to work with the Tahoe National Forest on developing comprehensive meadow restoration plans, we focus on hands-on…

Partnership Resources

Forest Health Partnership Resources Different organizations from local non-profits, special districts and municipalities, academic institutions, Indigenous communities, private businesses, and state and federal agencies are local partners working together though the Yuba Forest Network. Don’t see your name listed here?  Email annemarie@yubariver.org to be added to the list! Local Non-Profits American Rivers Bear Yuba Land…

Video Resources

Relevant videos for Yuba Forest Network projects and learning Forest Health Video Resources Afterburn – The Creek Fire Debate – PBS America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell CA’s Forest News Video Series – USFS, PWS Region 5 The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests, Webinar Recording – PPIC Rebuilding and Resiliency: How We Need to Handle Wildfires From Now On …

Literature & Report Resources

Forest Health Literature & Reports Annual Forest Health Monitoring Reports  –  US Forest Service Assessment of Current Landscape Conditions (2021) – Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative Biomass in the Sierra Nevada (2019)  –  Sierra Business Council California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan (2021) – Forest Management Task Force Carbon Fact Sheets – Forest Resources Association The Case for Ecological…

Tool Resources

Forest Health Tool Resources California Forest Lidar Analytics Collaborative – Watershed Research and Training Center Collaborating Consciously: The Four Cornerstones – Amy Mickel, Collaborating Well Field Guide to Developing Partnerships – North American Bird Conservation Initiative Fuels Reduction Guide – Cal Fire Good to Go Wildfire Evacuation Planning Tool – Diablo Fire Safe Council Know Your Evacuation Zone – Nevada County…