By Sheryl Wilkins
SRWC Community Outreach
Pictured from back row, left to right: Erich Yokel, Darrell Mitchell, Harrison Morrow, Shannon Wedgley, Linda Bailey, Jenn Rogge, Alexis Robertson and Charnna Gilmore.
This delightful and smiling crew from the Scott River Watershed Council (SRWC) has much to be happy about. It has been a very productive year for this highly motivated group and while they are wrapping up some of their projects for this year, the seasonal nature of what they do keeps them quite busy all year. Some may not know the full scope of their work which includes projects that benefit the animal, as well as the human communities simultaneously and even more over time as the successes take root and give rebirth to ecosystems.
A few of their projects include water quality and quantity improvements in the French, Sugar, and Patterson Creek areas, as well as the Scott River using a variety of techniques that provide better stream flow, improve habitat, and encourage fish rearing, thus tying together the function of aquatic ecosystems. SRWC also works with regional partners like the Klamath National Forest, the US Forest Service, and Cal-Fire to bring innovative projects using prescribed burning and Biochar to reduce catastrophic wildfires. The importance of monitoring and evaluating the positive effects of their work is evident and supported by their dedication to documenting outcomes, followed by adaptive management. If you would like to learn more about this dynamic Team, their efforts, and ongoing projects please visit scottriver.org