Lassen Fire Safe Council announces February meeting, guest speaker

The Lassen Fire Safe Council announces its regularly scheduled public general meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Susan River Fire Hall in Johnstonville.

Guest speaker Terrance Rogers, Manager of Project Development, Golden State Natural Resources will discuss the proposed pellet plant in Nubieber with a project update and a questions and answers session about the status of GSNR’s proposal to establish pellet manufacturing facilities in Jamestown and Nubieber, as well as a port facility in Stockton. These facilities are expected to further the goals of GSNR to provide for forest resilience and reduce wildfire risk by utilizing forest residues and excess small trees and roundwood.  This effort is also expected to spur economic opportunities in rural areas.

Items on the agenda include a report from the managing director (active projects — CalFire grants, SNC grants and other projects), agency updates, Rogers’ presentation and public comment.

The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held March 20.

For more information, call the Lassen Fire Safe Council at (530) 250-4449.