Local High School Students Restore Aspen in Loney Meadow

In June 2021, SYRCL led our week-long Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) expedition with 6 local high school students with great success!

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A Visitor’s Guide to Loney Meadow

Located in the Tahoe National Forest, Loney Meadow is a beautiful meadow that supports a diverse and fragile ecosystem. Find out about SYRCL’s restoration efforts at one of our favorite meadows and how you can enjoy the benefits of our restoration efforts. Details

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The Results are in on the Benefits of Meadow Restoration

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 13 at Sierra College. Details

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YOLO Program Gets Students Botanizing & Belly-Laughing

In July, 12 high school students from the Nevada City and Grass Valley area braved the blazing sun and heat to help SYRCL collect post-restoration vegetation data at Loney Meadow in Tahoe National Forest through our Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) program. Details

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Tracking Groundwater in Loney Meadow

This fall, SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest successfully implemented a restoration project at Loney Meadow. Over the winter months we’ve been busy crunching numbers and are ready to share some of the exciting changes we’ve already detected in Loney Meadow as a result of the restoration. Details

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US Forest Service Names SYRCL Partner of the Year

SYRCL works alongside Tahoe National Forest staff members to restore meadows, assess legacy mine impacts, monitor water quality, manage forest health, plan fish habitat restoration projects, and provide input on dam re-licensing. Over the last four years, SYRCL has raised over $1.7 million to implement projects on the Tahoe National Forest which covers much of the Yuba watershed. Details

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Loney Meadow, A Network of Braided Swales

For folks who have had the pleasure of visiting Loney Meadow, the mention of it brings up images of beautiful wildflowers, babbling brooks, and breathtaking views against blue-bird skies. However, the potential for the meadow to be resilient to climate change, or the meadow’s ability to perpetuate through time, is entwined with the extent of disturbance this meadow has experienced over the last century. Details

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Spend the day with SYRCL at Loney Meadow

Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 10am-1pm at Loney Meadow to kick off the meadow wildflower season. SYRCL will host a meadow open house to showcase the new Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail signs and to highlight the restoration and monitoring work ongoing at Loney Meadow. read more >>

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Attend the Grand Opening: Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail

Join SYRCL in celebrating the grand opening of the newly updated Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail. The celebration will be on the morning of Monday, November 2. The 1.5-mile loop trail, located off read more >>

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SYRCL and Earthwatch Partner on Citizen Science Program, Sierra to Sea

Earthwatch Institute is partnering with SYRCL to create a new citizen science program called Sierra to Sea. Together, we will conduct meadow assessments, developed by American Rivers, and contribute to read more >>

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