The Bear Yuba Land Trust, along with Empire Mine State Historic Park, is completing a long-term bird monitoring station in the Bennett Street Grasslands, a site that has experienced significant human impact yet serves as a vibrant wildlife habitat. The project will also bring together students and the local community to participate in monitoring the habitat and bird populations. These citizen science efforts will provide a dynamic opportunity for environmental education, volunteer engagement, and conservation training.

“This CSPF Park Enrichment Grant will help us get a Bird Monitoring Program at Empire Mine State Historic Park off the ground! Birds in the Sierra Foothills region face ever-increasing challenges from development pressures, habitat alteration, and climate change, so it is essential that we study long-term changes in their populations and educate residents about birds and their conservation. Thank you so much to CSPF for making this possible!”
- Allison Nelson, Bear Yuba Land Trust Biologist

California State Parks Foundation

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