Golden State Natural Resources hosts community meetings for proposed forest and wildfire resiliency project with local economic benefits

Golden State Natural Resources is launching a broad outreach plan to educate the public about its proposed forest and wildfire resilience projects, which include the development of two excess forest vegetation processing facilities in Lassen and Tuolumne counties. GSNR will begin by hosting two county-level community meetings in May to engage with local residents about the proposed projects. Residents will have an opportunity to learn more about economic and ecological benefits, and potential short-term impacts. The open house-style meetings will include a formal presentation followed by time for Q&A. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

GSNR is conducting statewide and local outreach as it takes meaningful action to release a Notice of Preparation this summer. The NOP will begin the formal environmental scoping process in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and provide more detailed information about the proposed project. During this time, public agencies, organizations, and interested members of the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback on all aspects of the proposed project.

Tuolumne County
Rocca Park
6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9
18226 Main St, Jamestown, California

Lassen County
Veteran’s Hall
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11
657-575 Bridge Street, Bieber, California

GSNR is a California public benefit corporation and non-profit organization that provides a unique opportunity to restore forest health, revitalize the wood products market, and reinvest in rural communities. California’s forests are at a crossroads and bold, swift, and dynamic action is required to protect the environment and wellbeing of the public. Currently, GSNR is taking steps to advance its first set of projects that would sustainably procure and process excess forest vegetation into a pelletized fuel source for renewable energy. The proposed projects would include the development of two processing facilities, one in the foothills of the Central Sierra Nevada Mountain range, in Tuolumne County, and one on the Modoc Plateau of Northern California, in Lassen County.

Additional information on GSNR can be found at www.goldenstatenaturalresources.com.