Our Work

The Sierra Meadows Partnership is a group dedicated to Sierra meadow restoration, protection, and conservation, by describing desired meadow conditions and working together to achieve similar goals and objectives, we can increase the pace and scale of restoration efforts. 

Long Term Goals

Expanding on the initial formation of the Sierra Meadow Research and Restoration Partnership, in 2015 the Sierra Meadow Partnership (SMP) was formed. Capitalizing on this effort, the goals are to:

  1. Direct and build out the SMP as the leading meadow research and restoration entity throughout the Sierra Nevada;

  2. Affect policy to increase pace and scale of meadow restoration;

  3. Advance meadow restoration protocols and strategies to achieve multi-benefit outcomes including enhanced sequestration of greenhouse gases;

  4. Establish a self-funding mechanism for meadow conservation via the implementation of a meadows carbon credit market
    mechanism.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Completed and implement Sierra Meadow Strategy focused on restoring 30,000 acres of meadows by 2030;

  • Organized and convened Tahoe 2018 Sierra Meadow Workshop.

  • Launched two projects as part of the SMP – Osa Meadow Restoration and Pickel Meadow Restoration.

  • Continue to strengthen the Sierra Meadow Partnership, to advance meadow restoration and focal species recovery efforts that also will result in creating greater ecological resilience to a changing climate;

  • Leverage resources to more effectively achieve critical meadow restoration priorities by involving a broad consortium of partners representing agencies, NGOs, and the academic community.

Collaborative Projects

 

Under Development. We have so many projects to share. Visit our partners pages for more information and stay tuned.

Osa Meadow

Restore meadow hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology.

• Increase carbon storage above and below ground;

• Increase groundwater levels and extent of surface water;

• Increase habitat for sensitive meadow species.

West Walker River

Restore meadow hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology.

• Increase carbon storage above and below ground;

• Increase groundwater levels and extent of surface water;

• Increase habitat for sensitive meadow species.

Childs Meadow

Restore meadow hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology using a classic BACI design.

• Increase carbon storage above and below ground;

• Increase groundwater levels and extent of surface water;

• Increase habitat for sensitive meadow species.

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