April 15, 2019 – Join Nevada Irrigation District (NID) staff on a tour at Scotts Flat Reservoir to learn more about the Scotts Flat Fire Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Project. The tour is featured as part of Know Your Watershed month, and is free of charge and open to everyone.
NID has initiated the third year of its healthy forest project at Scotts Flat Campground to address many factors that affect wildfire risk, watershed and forest health, and long-term water security. The Sierra Nevada region is facing significant threats, such as catastrophic wildfire, that are linked to decades of fire suppression, increasing human presence and development into rural areas, overcrowded forests, and a changing climate.
In partnership with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and CAL FIRE, NID has responded to this situation by initiating a program on District-owned lands to accelerate fire fuels reduction and selective forest thinning projects in portions of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds. Projects like this one within the Deer Creek sub-watershed will restore and maintain healthy, fire-resilient landscapes, while protecting water supply and quality in central Nevada County.
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Date: April 17 Location: Scotts Flat Campground Gate 1, Scotts Flat Campground Road, Nevada City, 95959
Time: 10 am
Duration: ~2 hours
Please bring water, comfortable shoes, clothing layers, and binoculars.
Register online here.
Or contact NID’s Watershed Resources Division (M-F; 8am – 5pm): (530) 273-6185, Extension #337.
(Note: registration for this event is not required for attendance)