“Community Participation Encouraged in New Forest Collaborative Effort”
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council in collaboration with the Plumas National Forest, UC Cooperative Extension, and interested citizens are forming a new collaborative group dedicated to creating a new approach to forest management in Plumas County. This group will be have their first official collaborative meeting on April 22nd at 6 PM in the County Library in Quincy. This first meeting will be fundamental in shaping the mission and goals of the collaborative group. The decisions made at this meeting will begin to establish a roadmap for future forest management decisions that address the needs of Plumas County.
Throughout the months of February and March, the Plumas County Fire Safe Council and Plumas National Forest staff conducted outreach meetings around the county, describing the new collaborative effort and recruiting interested community members to form the Plumas Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Group. These meetings were well-attended and a dedicated group of individuals are gathering as this effort forms. Participation in these meetings included private landowners, community representatives, tribal members, business owners, and a broad spectrum of other individuals and groups interested in forest management. If you did not make it to one of our four outreach meetings then please consider joining us at our next meeting.
Subsequent monthly meetings of the Plumas Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Group will include fieldtrips to see successful forest treatments and areas in need of restoration, expert guest speakers in the field of forest management, and many other important topics that will help create a cohesive vision for the future of forests in Plumas County.
Visit our website, www.plumascollaborative.org to find information on the collaborative process, see commentary from members of the community, and much more.
Funding for this project is provided by the Plumas National Forest following a recommendation of the Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee, of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act Title II Program.
All meeting facilities include accessibility features. If you require additional assistance to participate in a meeting then please contact the Plumas County Fire Safe Council at 530-283-0829 at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
Please contact PCFSC Chair and UC Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Advisor Mike De Lasaux at 530-283-6125 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.