restoration

Developing high-priority meadow restoration designs for Lassen National Forest’s Storrie Fire watersheds

The goal of this project was to identify priority meadows for restoration in the Storrie Fire nexus watersheds and develop restoration designs for the priority meadows. We used a rigorous prioritization process using the American Rivers’ meadow condition scorecard, the Sierra Meadow Prioritization Tool, and additional field assessments to reduce a dataset of 90 meadows into a smaller subset of priorities, resulting in 8 high priority meadows set to be restored in 2021.
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Mountain Meadows Restoration Project at Greenville Creek and Upper Goodrich and Effects on Greenhouse Gases Final Project Report

Final project report for the Mountain Meadows Restoration Project at Greenville Creek and Upper Goodrich and Effects on Greenhouse Gases funded by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife Welands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program.
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Carman Watershed Restoration Project Phase 2 Post-Construction and Adaptive Management Monitoring Report

The Carman Watershed Restoration Project Phase 2 Post-Project and Adaptive Management Monitoring Report summarizes early season (February-March 2020) post-project condition of the Carman Watershed Restoration Phase 2 projects. Phase 2 project sites include Site #1 Folchi Meadows, Site #2 Folchi Meadows Railroad Grade, Site #4, and Site #8. Project sites are located in Plumas and Sierra Counties in the northern portion of the Sierraville Ranger District of Tahoe National Forest (TNF) approximately 2-miles north of Calpine, California
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Carman Watershed Restoration Project Phase 2 Monitoring Report

The Carman Watershed Restoration Project Phase 2 monitoring report summarizes pre-project (baseline) and construction monitoring for the Phase 2 project sites under California Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Grant Program Agreement #P1796015. Phase 2 project sites include Site #1 Folchi Meadows, Site #2 Folchi Meadows Railroad Grade, Site #4 Carman Creek, and Site #8 Carman Creek. Project sites are located in Plumas and Sierra Counties in the northern portion of the Sierraville Ranger District of Tahoe National Forest (TNF) approximately 2-miles north of Calpine, California. Approximately 375-acres of severely degraded meadow and stream channels were restored during Summer 2019.
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Sierra Meadow Prioritization Tool Database

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The Sierra Meadow Prioritization Tool Database includes all 24 conservation target datasets of the Tool in the form of related tables. All tables are related to the Sierra Meadows Table based on the UC Davis Meadow ID, allowing for the user to generate tailored queries that incorporate data from the different tables for aid in decision-making. The user guide and data dictionary includes all associated metadata, data sources, and detailed description and rationale of the different indicators associated with each conservation target as well as suggested scoring approaches. The tool provides a strategic, flexible approach for prioritizing Sierra meadows to achieve multiple benefits. The tool can be used to inform decision-making about which meadows to prioritize for restoration, protection, and/or conservation actions that will maximize benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem targets. Funding for the tool was provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. The tool was developed by the Sierra Meadows Partnership Prioritization Work Group, with leadership from Point Blue.

A guide to climate-smart meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascades

The purpose of this handbook is to demonstrate how climate change considerations can be integrated into planning and design for Sierra meadow restoration projects and provide recommendations of best management practices to ensure restored meadows are resilient to climate change. Our approach combines a traditional climate change vulnerability assessment with Point Blue’s climate-smart restoration principles to describe both the potential vulnerabilities that climate change poses to achieving restoration goals as well as specific restoration and management actions that can help address and reduce identified vulnerabilities.
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Restoring Carson Meadows- Assessment and Prioritization

Between 2014 and 2017, American Rivers was funded by NFWF to use the scorecard in the Carson River basin to guide investment and accelerate the pace of restoration. We assessed every accessible meadow in the watershed that is larger than 15 acres, 28 meadows in all. We identified six priority meadows and established a Carson meadows work group to pursue restoration of these six sites.
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Restoring Truckee Meadows- Assessment and Prioritization

Between 2014 and 2017, American Rivers was funded by NFWF to use the meadow scorecard in the Middle Truckee River Basin to focus investment and accelerate the pace of restoration. We assessed every accessible meadow in the watershed that is larger than 15 acres, 30 in all. We prioritized these meadows for restoration with a working group comprised of local stakeholders who are actively and strategically pursing restoration in the watershed. We identified 6 priority meadows in the Middle Truckee River watershed.
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Restoring Walker Meadows: Assessment and Prioritization

Between 2013 and 2015, American Rivers and Trout Unlimited were funded by NFWF to use the meadow scorecard in the Walker basin to guide investment and accelerate the pace of restoration. We identified five priority meadows and established the Walker Working Group to pursue restoration of these five sites. The purpose of this Walker Basin Meadows Condition Report is twofold. First, it provides condition data and explains why the Walker Working Group chose the first set of meadows as the top priority for restoration. Second, the working group will use information presented here to plan subsequent restoration efforts once the first group of meadows is restored.
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