What it means to “Restore”
Restoration is the re-creation of something that was lost.
Ecological Restoration refers to “restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action.”
SYRCL is committed to the restoration and preservation of the Yuba River watershed through both large- and small-scale projects from the headwaters to the sea.
While complete restoration is not always achievable, remediation or rehabilitation can restore critical components of lost ecological function and serve to enhance habitat conditions for important species today, while encouraging self-sustaining habitats going forward.
We are taking action to regenerate habitat all throughout the Yuba watershed.
Science Informed Programs
Ensuring that our work is informed by the best science available.
The goal of the River Science Program is to provide scientific information where it is most vitally needed to support the protection and restoration of the Yuba River watershed. The program involves monitoring, research, data analysis, watershed assessment, watershed coordination, education, and collaboration.
SYRCL’s staff scientists are trained in hydrology, fisheries, stream ecology, and watershed management. The River Science Program also draws on a network of associates including personnel from resource agencies, research scientists from universities, and consulting professionals who often donate their time to SYRCL.