Phase one of the project on the Upper West Fork Carson River stabilized 130 feet of high eroding streambank, providing habitat and water quality benefits.
Julie helps oversee a range of restoration projects for the Nevada City Regional office, with an emphasis on restoring wet meadow systems in California river headwaters.
Julie joined American Rivers in 2012 through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, where she worked on meadow restoration, dam removal, instream flow protection, blue trails. Prior to that, she interned for the Regional Climate Change Program at the Sierra Nevada Alliance, working on land and water use planning. She also previously worked as a research fellow at Clark University, where she monitored changes in forest cover using remote sensing.
B.A. in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLASouth Fork Yuba
Blog Posts By This Author
Starting this month, American Rivers is launching a new multi-benefit project in the Wolf Creek Watershed, a major tributary to the Bear River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Wolf Creek has historically been neglected and under-appreciated, in a… Read more »
Newly constructed segment of the Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City, CA | Aeron Miller Since 2010, American Rivers has been involved in an effort to create a recreational trail along Deer Creek, the local waterway of one of American Rivers’ region… Read more »
Fall Aspens in Hope Valley | Julie Fair Fall is coming quickly to the Sierra Nevada. As always, the region’s high elevation makes it one of the first places in California to display the change in season. For American Rivers, this means squeezing in a c… Read more »
Levees, agriculture, and urban development built in the floodplain, San Joaquin, CA | Julie Fair, with aerial assistance provided by LightHawk Nothing will truly show you the extent to which California’s rivers have been augmented like a view fro… Read more »
This is a guest blog by California American Rivers intern, Jon Fairchild. Jon’s internship is supported by the Patagonia Employee Internship Program. Bull Meadow, CA | © Jon Fairchild As a very fortunate American Rivers intern, I had the opportuni… Read more »
This is a guest blog by California American Rivers intern, Jon Fairchild. Jon’s internship is supported by the Patagonia Employee Internship Program. Ackerson Meadow in the Tuolumne watershed, CA | © Jon Fairchild Have you ever watched a nature program… Read more »
Aerial view of Indian Valley Meadow restoration, CA with Google overlay On a recent flight from Reno, NV to Los Angeles, CA I saw not one, but three of our meadow restoration project sites out the window of the plane! It was awesome, especially because… Read more »
Indian Valley, CA | © Julie Fair The high elevation regions of the Sierra form the headwaters of California and Nevada’s major rivers and the snowmelt from these areas provides the bulk of these states’ water supplies. Peppered along waterw… Read more »
Yellow Warbler | Tom Munson American Rivers is leading an effort to restore Hope Valley Meadow, an iconic recreation destination and integral component of the Upper Carson River watershed. Hope Valley Meadow is a valuable ecological and recreational re… Read more »