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.

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.

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!

Date and Time: August 30th and 31st 9 am-4 pm;
Logistics will be emailed to registrants on 8/21.
Camping: Available at Big Meadow Campground August 29th and 30th.
A No Host Dinner is planned for 6:00 PM, August 30th at the Lake Alpine Resort
Register: by August 20th at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communitymonitoring-event-tickets-35764219744
Password: ThompsonMeadow
For Additional Information Contact: Shana Gross, segross@fs.fed.us 530-543-2752

Link to flyer: Thompson Meadow ConiferEvent7_17_17-FINAL  — Print and post these where interested parties will see them!