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Posted: February 5, 2014
This reports describes Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) continued monitoring of meadow condition and the degree of grazing utilization at more than 30 mountain meadows on the Stanislaus National Forest.

Posted: November 18, 2013
Van Norden Meadow - quick sunset gigapan

Posted: June 18, 2013
This scorecard is observational-based and has been used to build the assessments that appear on this website.

Posted: February 1, 2013
Fryjoff-Hung, Anna and Joshua H. Viers. 2013. Sierra Nevada Meadow Hydrology Assessment. Final Project Report to the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region (USFS PSW). University of California, Davis. 1114 ppd.

Posted: December 2, 2012
Meadow ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada (California, USA) have been maintained by the interplay of biotic and abiotic forces, where hydrological functions bridge aquatic and terrestrial realms. Meadows are not only key habitat for fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals alike, but also provide enumerable ecosystem services to humans, not limited to regulating services (e.g., water filtration), provisioning services (e.g., grazing), and aesthetics. Across the Sierra Nevada, montane meadow ecosystems are paradoxically the most important providers of ecosystem services and the most threatened with human activity, and are at risk from a variety of threats, including hydroclimatic alteration.

Posted: October 1, 2012
Fryjoff-Hung, Anna and Joshua H. Viers. 2012. Sierra Nevada Meadow Hydrology Assessment: 2012 Field Assessment. An Interim Project Report to the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region (USFS PSW). University of California, Davis. 296 ppd.

Posted: September 12, 2012
Fryjoff-Hung, Anna and Joshua H. Viers. 2012. Sierra Nevada Meadow Hydrology Assessment: Additional Meadows. University of California, Davis. 43 ppd.

Posted: December 1, 2011
The purpose of this document is to provide a dichotomous key to meadow hydrogeomorphic types for the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades of California. This classification and field key uses both hydrology and geomorphology to identify fourteen meadow types. Strengths of the classification include its ability to clarify the relationship between hydrology and geomorphology and meadow function.

Posted: November 1, 2011
Jensen, Nicholas J. And Joshua H. Viers. 2011. Sierra Nevada Meadow Hydrology Assessment: 2011 Field Assessment. An Interim Project Report to the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region (USFS PSW). University of California, Davis. 674 ppd.

Posted: October 1, 2010
Hemmert, Jennifer E. And Joshua H. Viers. 2010. Sierra Nevada Meadow Hydrology Assessment: 2010 Field Assessment. An Interim Project Report to the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region (USFS PSW). University of California, Davis. 120 ppd.