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On July 12, 2023, Tahoe National Forest issued the record of decision (ROD) for its North Yuba Landscape Resilience Project. The Forest Service and partners will now begin implementing the 275,000-acre vegetation and fuels management project in the North Yuba watershed over the next 15 to 20 years. The project aims to improve forest health, protect communities, and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire within the project area.
In November of 2022, the Lower Long Bar Restoration project was completed, just in time for a winter punctuated by nearly 15 atmospheric rivers that dumped a significant amount of water onto the watershed. As the huge Sierra snowpack began melting, even more water flowed down the Yuba.
After many months of high water, the Lower Long Bar restoration project is starting to emerge – and it looks incredible.
The Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project is designed to enhance the lower Yuba River ecosystem by increasing available juvenile salmon habitat to improve the natural production of Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead. The project will also reduce flood risk through lower water surface elevations and velocities during flood events