August 30 & 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thompson Meadow, located off Highway 4, about 20 miles east of Arnold
You are invited to join the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group, the Forest Service and ACCG partners to help with a meadow restoration project at Thompson Meadow, located off Highway 4, about 20 miles east of Arnold. Logistics and information will be emailed to registrants on Aug. 21.
In the past, Sierra Nevada meadows were more expansive and supported a vast array of wildlife and aquatic species. Conifers are now encroaching upon the meadows, decreasing their water levels. Lower water levels reduce meadow size, health and ecological function. The Forest Service plans to restore these meadows by reducing the number of trees in the meadow, which will raise the water levels and restore the benefits of meadow habitats for the plants and animals that rely on them.
No experience is necessary. Forest Service and UC Davis personnel will be on hand to provide training to volunteers. Background information will be provided on meadow ecology and project design. The work will mainly consist of counting trees.Come participate on one or both days. May involve short hikes. Space is limited!
Camping is available at Big Meadow Campground August 29 and 30. A no host dinner is planned for 6:00 pm, August 30 at Lake Alpine Resort.
For more information contact Shana Gross
or call 530-543-2752.