Prioritizing and Restoring Sierra Meadows

Prioritizing and Restoring Sierra Meadows

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Project Goal:

Restore 30,000 meadow acres in the Sierra Nevada by 2030.


30,000 acres restored

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Project Stages

Planning

Ongoing

Post-Restoration Monitoring

Estimated Completion Date:
2030

Project Funders

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
US Forest Service (in-kind), Kern Community Foundation
Kern River Flyfishers (in-kind)
University of Nevada, Reno (in-kind)
University of California, Merced (in-kind)
California Landscape Conservation Partnership
Coca-Cola

Fish Affected:

Project Description

Sierra Nevada headwaters provide roughly 60% of California’s domestic water supplies, are home to the majority of California’s inland native trout species and are critical to supporting local and downstream economic livelihoods. However, Sierra Nevada headwater areas are also one of the most degraded regions throughout this vast landscape, threatening California’s way of life and precious biodiversity. California’s future and well-being depends on healthy headwaters, particularly given uncertainty associated with a changing climate.

Project Partners:

California Tahoe Conservancy
Trust for Public Lands
Sierra Foothills Conservancy
US Fish & Wildlife Service
USGS
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Feather River Land Trust
Point Blue Conservation
Sierra Fund
South Yuba River Citizens League
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
US Forest Service
Stillwater Sciences
Institute for Bird Populations
University of Nevada, Reno
UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
UC Merced
American Rivers
Plumas Corps
Truckee River Watershed Council
Trout Unlimited
The Nature Conservancy
Todd Sloat Biological Consulting
Sabra Purdy Consulting
National Forest Foundation

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