Do you know the importance of aspen trees for biodiversity in our watershed? Did you know that aspen stands are currently threatened? Aspen groves are in extreme decline due to conifer encroachment resulting from changes in natural fire and hydrology regimes. But you can help! Come out with us to learn about and help restore aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots.
When: June 21st, July 12th & July 26th, August 16th & 30th
Where: Loney Meadow, Tahoe National Forest
RSVP: Please contact Adele Rife, SYRCL Restoration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 265-5961 ext. 218.
The restoration days will include carpooling to Loney Meadow, learning about the importance of aspen and meadow ecology, and a few hours of conifer removal. Training and natural interpretation will be provided by Kathy Van Zuuk of Tahoe National Forest. Aspen regeneration has been identified as 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.