The Institute for Bird Populations is teaming with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and numerous public and private land managers to develop, assess, and refine bird-friendly meadow restoration efforts. This report is provides information relating to the development of a monitoring protocol for assessing how bird populations
respond to meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada. Monitoring visits included point count surveys, area searches, and vegetation assessments. This report describes
results of the pre- and post-restoration monitoring completed at 59 meadows (including restoration and reference meadows) during 2012.