Invasive Weed Removal at Edward's Crossing

Since 2006, SYRCL has conducted invasive weed removal at Edward's Crossing. Currently, SYRCL has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to remove English ivy at a 2 acres along the South Yuba River. English ivy is a noxious weed that chokes out native vegetation. Dense thickets block access of larger wildlife to water and other resources, as well as cause problems for people trying to enjoy parks and natural areas.

Time frame: 
Sunday, September 24, 2006 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
In Progress
More English Ivy removal
Project participants: 
SYRCLProject organizer
Bureau of Land ManagementLandowner
POINT (-120.983583 39.330011)
Habitat type: 
Riparian zone
Land ownership: 
Bureau of Land Management

SYRCL is committed to protecting the Yuba River corridor from infestation by invasive species. The objective at Edward's Crossing is to remove invasive species to lead to an eventual eradication at the site along the South Yuba River. As a river conservation organization, SYRCL understands the need to protect our riparian habitat and waterways by removing invasive weeds along the river corridor. SYRCL is committed to protecting the river corridor where invasive weed infestation is compromising both aesthetic and habitat values.

Species targeted for protection: 
Common NameScientific Name
Species targeted for eradication: 
Common NameScientific Name
English IvyHedera helix
Species introduced during restoration: 
Scientific NameCommon Name
Project methods: 

Volunteers remove English ivy by using loppers, shears, and pruners. The removed plants are then piled. Afterwards, an official from Bureau of Land Management comes to burn the piles of removed plants.

Post-project monitoring: 
This site is visited each year for continued invasive species removal.
Contact info: 

Adele Rife, Restoration Coordinator 313 Railroad Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5961 ext. 218