Yampa Valley Climate Crew – Restoring Wet Meadows in California Park

august, 2023

06aug8:00 amYampa Valley Climate Crew - Restoring Wet Meadows in California Park

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Restoring Wet Meadows in California Park

Join us to construct Zeedyk rock structures in streambeds to raise the water table and restore wet meadows, which are vital for wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration.

We will be working with the US Forest Service to restore wet meadows and riparian areas in beautiful California Park! These ecosystems are vital for carbon storage and wildlife habitat, including sandhill crane, boreal toads, and greater sage-grouse. However, erosion has disconnected these wet meadows from the floodplain, resulting in decreased water retention and loss of wetland vegetation. They are at further risk of deterioration in coming years from drought and intense rainstorms. By using innovative restoration techniques called Zeedyk structures, we will raise the water table, improve hydrological functions, and re-establish wet meadows and riparian areas in California Park!

Camping is encouraged if you plan to attend multiple days.

Difficulty: Hard

Please contact ryan@yvsc.org with any questions.

Time

(Sunday) 8:00 am

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