Started in 2018, this partnership focuses on prioritizing, planning and executing landscape-scale forest health projects on nearly 275,000 acres of Sierra Nevada forests. Made up of diverse perspectives and interests, this collaborative will address forest health for biodiversity, habitat, clean and abundant water, carbon storage, fire protection, and recreational opportunities.
These nine entities make up the official project partners and are signatories of the North Yuba Partnership MOU; committed to promoting healthier, more resilient forests within the North Yuba River watershed.
South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed with the understanding that forest health and resilience are essential to a healthy watershed.
Yuba Water Agency, a water district in Yuba County, committed to forest health in the entire Yuba watershed, to ensure a sustainable water supply and reduce the risk of fire for the people of Yuba County.
The Nisenan are Indigenous to the Yuba River watershed where they lived for countless generations prior to contact and long before the Gold Rush. Despite countless attempts to assimilate the Tribe, the Nisenan continue to exist as a Tribal unit, strive to express their ancient culture and seek connections with the landscape.
As the non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the goal of the National Forest Foundation is to leverage the best thinking, conservation capacity, and community action to measurably improve the health of our National Forests and Grasslands.
Sierra County includes the headwaters of the North Yuba River and has a critical role in participating in the North Yuba Forest Partnership. The county’s highest priorities include reducing wildfire risk, enhancing forest and watershed health through implementation of fire resilient treatments, and protecting its rural communities.
Blue Forest Conservation, a nonprofit organization committed to creating sustainable financial solutions to pressing environmental challenges. Blue Forest recently launched the Forest Resilience Bond – the nation’s first financial product to support proactive management of National Forest system land.