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Northern California Forests and Watersheds Grant Program Announces Two Sierra Nevada Meadows Grants

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​SAN FRANCISCO (August 27, 2019) — Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Northern California Forests and Watersheds grant program announced two awards for Sierra Nevada meadow resilience projects that will also benefit the Desert Terminal Lakes watersheds.  The grants were funded in partnership with Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  

The two grant recipients include:

  • Truckee River Watershed Council ($162,912) will analyze restoration opportunities within the 20,000 acre Prosser Creek watershed.  This will benefit meadow ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada on private lands and within Tahoe National Forest. The project will also conduct a viability analysis for re-introduction of Lahontan cutthroat trout and continue monitoring of a nesting population of willow flycatchers.
  • American Rivers, Inc ($130,054) will design and implement meadow restoration projects at Upper Sardine meadow on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The projects will also improve hydrology to benefit the threatened Yosemite toad and develop conceptual designs for 400 meadow acres in Dog Valley meadow, all of which are within the Desert Terminal Lakes watersheds.

A complete list of the 2019 grants made through the Northern California Forests and Watersheds program is available here.

About the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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