Mountain Meadows and Creating Infographics

Join John Muir Laws and guest speakers Ryan Burnett and Anne Chadwick as we learn about mountain meadow ecosystems; and crowdsource for help creating infographics about Point Blue’s Sierra Nevada meadow restoration work. We request your help creating the graphics for this new poster. You can see the info folder for the project with the sample of the old poster here. We are crowd-sourcing images for possible inclusion in a new infographic on healthy mountain meadows. A team will create the collaborative graphic and share final versions with participants along with using the graphic in Point Blue communications and with collaborating groups to advance our mission to conserve birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems. To make this work, we need your art!

In this video workshop, we learn about the dynamics of healthy mountain meadows with the Point Blue Sierra Nevada Group’s Director Ryan Burnett. We then explore with John Muir Laws how to communicate information and scientific ideas by combining images and text into infographics; by creating the graphics, you practice visual thinking and think more deeply about the target idea. Led by Anne Chadwick, we will work together to develop new infographics illustrating mountain meadow ecosystems to aid Point Blue’s work. #RestoreMountainMeadows. A huge thank you to Point Blue Conservation Science for their hard work and leadership in habitat restoration and conservation. For more information, please visit

Mountain Meadows Infographic

To participate:

  1. Create an original graphic of one of the species of interest listed below. If you use photographs for source material, please get permission from the photographer or modify the image so it is not a clear copy of the photograph (combine details from two or more photos).
  2. Scan it at 350 dpi or take a photo of your graphic.
  3. Upload your your graphic file(s) (jpg, png; up to 2 GB per transfer). Go to Email it to Add your email address and a message that includes who we should credit the graphic to and any other pertinent information.
  4. You will receive a verification code to your email in order to send the graphic file; enter it and send!
  5. Submit your graphic by September 19, 2021.
  6. Point Blue will receive and save your graphic along with credit and info.

Species of Interest Willow Flycatcher, Sandhill Crane, Yellow, Wilson’s, and MacGillivray’s Warblers, Lincolns Sparrow, Cascades Frog, Yosemite Toad Sierra Garter Snake or Mountain Garter Snake, Beaver, Black Bear, Blacktail Deer (fawning grounds), Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Western Bumblebee, Calliope hummingbird, meadow penstemon, camas lily, leopard lily, corn lily, monkshood, sedges, willow, paintbrush, crimson columbine, scarlet gilia, California fuchsia, aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Other Illustrations Needed We need clear block diagrams showing the drainage in healthy and unhealthy meadows. Volatilization of Carbon (unhealthy meadow) vs. Carbon Sink( healthy), Meadow acting as sponge Improving water quality attenuating flooding, and acting as natural reservoirs. Biological diversity (see species list above) and Climate refugia.