SLEWS Habitat Restoration

How SLEWS Works



SLEWS On Location

Each year, participating SLEWS high schools throughout six northern California counties are matched with restoration projects on farms, ranches or other natural areas to adopt for the school year.

A Series of Field Visits

Throughout multiple visits, students plant oaks, cottonwoods and other native species on their assigned sites, collect native seeds, build and install bird boxes, remove invasive plants and install irrigation systems, all to increase biological diversity and improve the health of the land.

Restoration Partners

Because we partner with restoration professionals from public agencies, local watershed groups and nonprofit organizations, SLEWS projects have a real and lasting impact on the land. Most importantly, the students take their work seriously because they see results and know they are helping to heal the ecosystem.

Connected to Classroom Science

SLEWS program staff support teachers with workshops, planning meetings and retreats to keep the restoration activities connected to their curriculum and classroom needs.

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OUR SPONSORS



Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Yolo County Office of Education