The Feather River Stewardship Coalition is dedicated to an active and positive role in managing public lands within the Feather River watershed.
Project Funded: At the September 9th SNC Board Meeting the project was awarded $464,025 to complete approximately 200 acres of forest fuels thinning on National Forest lands around residences in the Bucks Lake area.
Overstocked forested areas abut cabins in the Bucks Lake Project area.
Project supporters and partners: Plumas County Board of Supervisors - Lori Simpson and Sheri Thrall Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management Group Plumas County Fire Safe Council Plumas Corporation Bucks Lake Snowmobilers Bucks Lake HOA PG & E
The FRSC has provided a letter of support for the Lakes Basin Project. The specialist reports and Environmental Assessment are being crafted this summer with a goal of completion this fall, followed by public comment. We will keep updates rolling as they develop.
A meadow planned for conifer removal within the Lakes Basin project. Conifer removal will increase the area available for meadow vegetation and aspen groves - two ecological niches that are a shrinking resource.
Lake Davis and Round Valley
Project Funded: At the June 2nd SNC Board Meeting, the project was awarded $465,500 to complete approximately 500 acres of forest fuels thinning on National Forest lands around Lake Davis and the Round Valley Reservoir.
Overcrowded and disease prone white fir are marked for removal in the Lake Davis project area. These treatments will increase forest health and diversity while greatly reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire around Portola's water source.
Project supporters and partners: Plumas County Fire Safe Council Plumas Corporation Plumas National Forest Staff UC Cooperative Extension Feather River IRWM Far West Biopower Portola City Council Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Feather River Land Trust Plumas Audubon Society Mooretown Rancheria Plumas County Board of Supervisors Citizens of Plumas County
A new project is being proposed around the community of Mohawk Vista on the Beckwourth Ranger District. The project is in the early planning stages and includes 1,100 acres of fuels reduction utilizing mastication, hand thinning, and some mechanical thinning on gentle slopes. Over 25 residents and curious citizens attended our May fieldtrip of the project area. Several changes suggested by the public will be added to the planned project.