News & Announcements

National Journal Article: “California burning: Restoring the forests by lighting them up”. Article spotlighting the North Yuba Forest Partnership project in the North Yuba Watershed.

Access Functional Needs (AFN):  the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) is looking for 600 more participants in their road clearing program.

American Trails Advancing Trails Webinar Series: Webinar series on a variety of topics related to trails. Check them out here.

Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force Meeting: This will be an in-person meeting with field outings at the Grass Valley Fairgrounds from September 27-28. Register here

The 25th Annual Yuba River Cleanupfrom September 10-17 SYRCL is hosting the Yuba River Cleanup! Volunteer to clean up the trails and the beaches with a Self-Guided Cleanup, or join us for the community-wide Yuba River Cleanup on the 17th from 9-1pm.

CAL FIRE Reforestation Center is taking seedling orders for 2023 growing season!
More info here.

California Natural Resources Agency news: CA Announces $9.8 Million in Forest Health Grants, Updates on $1.5 Billion Wildfire Resilience Package

California’s Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy has been released to help implement Governor Newsom’s climate action agenda and Climate
Adaptation Strategy.

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment partner with local timber company in Crescent Mills to open a sawmill to aid in Dixie Fire recovery efforts. Story here.

Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A New Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests is a 10-year strategy released by the US Forest Service. More details about the strategy can be found on the Confronting the Wildfire Crisis website

Background

Beginning in late 2019, the Yuba River watershed became home to two Forest Health Watershed Coordinators, hosted by SYRCL and the Camptonville Community Partnership, supporting multiple planning and implementation projects seeking to improve the health of the region’s forests. To tie existing and future projects together into a cohesive strategy, one of their tasks is to build and facilitate a new watershed-wide stakeholder group to promote and implement forest health as well forest product projects throughout the watershed.

Initial conversations with local stakeholders from late 2019 to early 2020 demonstrated an existing energy and capacity for forest health projects but lacking a large-scale cohesive strategy. One particular gap identified is the need for bringing together private landowners around unified projects. The Yuba Forest Network aims to address this need for increased collaboration by connecting stakeholders, projects, and resources in order to accelerate the pace and scale of forest health projects across the region.

Our Goals

In order to efficiently support and develop current and future cross-boundary forest health projects, the Yuba Forest Network is envisioned as a central networking hub to connect resources and practitioners across the watershed. The preliminary set of goals envisioned for the group includes:

  • Develop a platform for sharing resources on permitting, contractors, project development, expertise, and monitoring protocol
  • Host a calendar of forest health related events across the watershed
  • Create a broadly accessible forest health stakeholder project map
  • Support existing institutions to promote cross boundary collaboration
  • Increase regional identity around Yuba Forests

Have a request for agenda items for the next YFN Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting?

Fill out this form to send your requested agenda items to the YFN coordinator. 

Contact

Anne Marie Holt
Forest Conservation Project Manager

(530) 265-5961 ext. 216

Our Work

Resilience Strategy for Yuba Forests

Stakeholder Mapping Project