One of the goals of the Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) has been to preserve and restore a component of old forest habitat in our watershed.
The ‘Inimim Forest (the community forest of the San Juan Ridge) has remnant stands of very large trees and the YWI has organized a workday to help save these legacy trees from wildfire by clearing small vegetation from their drip lines.
The workday is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm. Meet at the North Columbia Schoolhouse (17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959) to carpool to the worksite.
Bring work gloves, clippers, handsaws, water and some snacks. A picnic will follow the workday.
Forest ecologist Dr. Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman will explain what she has been discovering on the ‘Inimim Forest during recent surveys conducted as part of an update to the Bureau of Land Management’s management plan for this area.
For further information call Bob Erickson at 530-292-3777.