Sierra meadows are a critically important component of the Sierra Nevada landscape. They provide multiple benefits. They contribute to carbon sequestration, groundwater recharge, flood attenuation, water quality improvements, and stream flow, improving the quality of life for downstream ecosystems and human communities. Meadows are also biodiversity hotspots that provide important habitat for birds, fish, amphibians,
A new study shows more diversity of Sierra forest habitat is needed around spotted owl reserves
Most of the aspen stands that dotted the Sierra Nevada less than a century ago are gone or in poor health. It may take aggressive mechanical treatment to restore them.
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