Save Lake Almanor Grebes 2022

In 2010 Audubon California awarded Plumas Audubon Society a grant to help protect breeding Clark's and Western Grebes at their important breeding lakes, Lake Almanor, Eagle Lake, Lake Davis, and Antelope Lake, in Northern California. Funding for Plumas Audubon Society's (PAS) Grebe Monitoring Project ended in 2019.
In 2020, PAS fundraised over $6,000 to keep the Grebe project afloat. For that, we would like to thank people like you, our community and our membership for the much-needed support. In 2021, the million-acre Dixie Fire forced many of us to evacuate and halted all operations at PAS, including the Grebe Project. The Dixie Fire burned Lake Almanor's western shoreline, causing the grebe colony to collapse.
Now... for the good news! PAS is extremely excited to announce that we have been working with a promising funder to bring new life to the Grebe Project. PAS intends not only to resurrect the beloved and long-awaited Grebe Festival, but also to begin working on an innovative pilot-study in hopes of addressing the complex issue of how lake users, reservoir managers, downstream water users, and local wildlife impact nesting Western and Clark's Grebes.
And... there is more! The Grebe Festival is back! Mark your calendars for August 6th, 2022! There, we look forward to sharing more details about our exciting new project with you. Details to be annouced very soon.
Grebe colony surveys are conducted at Lake Almanor from the time that they begin their nest building in June through late September. The data collected while monitoring grebes provides insight into their nesting habitat and reproductive success that is critical to informing our efforts to improve their breeding success. Will you help us continue monitoring Grebes at Lake Almanor?
To continue monitoring nesting grebes at Lake Almanor, Plumas Audubon Society has set a fundraising goal of $15,000. We believe we can reach this goal with the help of our community members like you.
You can find more information about Plumas Audubon Society's Grebe Project by visiting : .

Also, please consider signing our petition and urge PG&E to manage water levels at Lake Almanor with drop rates of no more than 0.72 inches per day during critical grebe breeding season (June 25th through September 15th). petition: 


Plumas Audubon Society
Chester, CA

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