North Fork Forest Recovery Project community meeting tomorrow in Taylorsville

The Plumas National Forest, in partnership with the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, will hold a community meeting in Taylorsville as part of public scoping for the North Fork Forest Recovery Project.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Historic Taylorsville Hall, located at 4322 Main St. in Taylorsville.

The meeting is also available virtually. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcOmrqD4vEtN4xpPviq3LmYpNImt5NtqR#/registration to receive an invitation to the meeting.

Community members and the public are invited to ask questions, learn more about the project and provide input on the scope and priorities of the project.

Scoping documents, including maps and the Proposed Action and Purpose and Need, are available on the Plumas National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/plumas/?project=64028.

The North Fork Forest Recovery Project scoping period began last week and is open for public comment through Nov. 4, 2023.

Specific, solution-oriented comments that focus on the proposed actions or identify issues with the proposal would be helpful for planning efforts.  Electronic comments can be emailed to comments-pacificsouthwest-plumas-mthough@usda.gov, with “North Fork Forest Recovery Project” in the subject line.  Comments regarding a specific community area should include the name of the community in the subject line as well.  Comments may also be sent to Plumas National Forest Mount Hough Ranger District, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, Attention: NEPA Planner Liz Ballou.

The North Fork Forest Recovery Project is in the National Environmental Policy Act planning process proposing a variety of treatments on the approximately 166,889 acres in the project area.  The project is intended to restore and recover National Forest System lands heavily impacted by the Dixie Fire in 2021, the Walker Fire in 2019 and the Moonlight Fire in 2007.  The proposed project area is described as extending from the Plumas National Forest boundary shared with the Lassen National Forest, up the Feather River Canyon, to the southern tip of Lake Almanor, down to Indian and Genessee Valleys.

For more information on the North Fork Forest Recovery Project, call the Sierra Institute’s office at 530-284-1022.