Yuba Watershed Institute

The Yuba Watershed Institute is a group of citizens who are concerned with the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of long-term biological diversity within the Yuba River watershed.

Tree Rings – Call for Contributions

The Yuba Watershed Institute is currently accepting submissions for our annual journal, Tree Rings.

There is no specific theme for this edition, so please share art, letters, poems, articles, and notes on whatever place-based topic inspires you.  We welcome well-researched perspectives and stories of life in the Yuba River watershed and the Sierra Nevada, natural history reports, as well as art, photography, and poetry reflecting visions and contemplations of people and landscapes. This edition will be edited by Daniel Nicholson and Corinne Munger.

Your stories are important to us!  Help us share your passion and creativity with the community.

We are requesting art, letters, poems, articles, and notes.  Articles and letters should be limited to 1,200 words or less.

Submissions should be emailed to corinne_munger@live.com by November 18, 2016.

For more information email corinne_munger@live.com or call 292-3589 .



Save the Date!

19th Annual Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition

December 10-11th, 2016

Shady Creek Outdoor School and Event Center

Saturday December 10, 9 am to 4:30 pm

Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops.  Please arrive by 9am to register and sign-up for a foray group.

Bring a lunch and be prepared to walk in the damp woods. Also useful: collection basket, waxed paper bags, knife, and hand lens. We will drive to sites 15 to 30 minutes away. Please carpool and be open to sharing a ride with other attendants.

Following the foray, there will be identification workshops, as well as wild mushroom soup and other wild-crafted food for sale.

Sunday December 11, 11 am to 4 pm

Sunday we host the 6th annual Wild Mushroom Exposition. The Exposition will be filled with presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms. Stop by any time between 11 am and 4pm.  There will be wild-crafted food concessions, mushroom merchandise available for sale, break away mini hikes on campus (weather dependent), and lectures and workshops that celebrate fungi.

Presentations will include Mike Wood from the Mycological Society of San Francisco, who will present on his new book, California Mushrooms: A Comprehensive Identification Guide.  Mycologist Alan Rockefeller will present his discoveries from temperate Mexican highlands. And Brian Perry from East Bay University will talk on the beautiful Mycena of California.

Please be aware there are NO dogs and No smoking at the Shady Creek Center.

Saturday – $20 general; $15 for YWI members; children and full-time students free

Sunday – $10 general; $8 for YWI members; children and full-time students free

Volunteer positions are available and pre-sale tickets will be available soon.

Information: YubaWatershedInstitute.org or email danmadrone@gmail.com, or call 530-575-6192