Julie Fair, River Restoration Outreach Coordinator
March 27, 2013
American Rivers is leading an effort to restoreHope Valley Meadow, an iconic recreation destination and integral component of the
Upper Carson River watershed. Hope Valley
Meadow is a valuable ecological and recreational resource, but has been
significantly degraded by historical land use impacts.
American Rivers is currently working with diverse project partners to develop restoration designs to improve
range of ecosystem services, including habitat improvements for birds and other
wildlife. Hope Valley
To ensure that habitat improvements for Sierra meadow bird species were adequately included in restoration designs, American Rivers partnered with the Institute for Bird Populations(IBP), a lead organization in monitoring bird populations in the Sierra.
Over the past three field seasons IBP conducted various bird monitoring activities in
pre-project bird population data. Through their monitoring activities they
developed a set of meadow focal species, including the California-endangered Willow
Flycatcher and the California Species of Special Interest Yellow
Warbler, to monitor for and to use as the basis for restoration design