Feather River Land Trust marks 15-year anniversary
|The Feather River Land Trust’s 575-acre Maddalena property is a favorite for kayakers and birders. It was the trust’s first acquisition, in 2003. Photos by Shannon Morrow
Feather River Land Trust turns 15 years old today, Feb. 18. Since February 2000 FRLT reports it has been at the forefront of conserving priority landscapes in the Feather River Watershed and in providing nature-based education for children.
The conservation efforts have protected working ranches, maintained a place to live for a diverse population of plants and animals, increased recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, protected water quantity and quality and helped to conserve fantastic views. In addition, natural areas around each school in the watershed have been set aside so teachers and students have outdoor classrooms far into the future.
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Medical air evacuation specialists train local officers, firefighters
|Pilot Tim Anderson and nurse Sue Moore demonstrate how to use the emergency releases on the doors to the A-Star helicopter used for emergency medical flights. Photo by James Wilson
Emergency medical air evacuation specialists held a training and question-and-answer session at Gansner Airport in Quincy on Feb. 12 for local police and firefighters.
Members of the local California Highway Patrol, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department and California Department of Fish and Wildlife showed up to learn more about the ins and outs of emergency care flights.
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Thermal curtain: Community members weigh in during public hearing
M. Kate West
|A townhall meeting with the opportunity to comment on the possibility of thermal curtains in Lake Almanor fills the Chester Memorial Hall beyond capacity Feb. 11. Photo by M. Kate West
The two-part public meeting hosted by Plumas County District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall on Wednesday, Feb. 11, drew a crowd so large that attendees not only filled chairs and lined the walls around the room but jammed the lobby entrance of the Chester Memorial Hall as well.
Most of the attendees were opposed to the proposed installation of thermal curtains on Lake Almanor and Butt Lake as well as the drawdown of any cold water from Lake Almanor.
The meeting was held in two parts, with Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s director of hydro licensing-power generation, Alvin Thoma, speaking first about PG&E’s relicensing of the Upper North Fork Feather River Project 2105.
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Supervisors consider future of Mental Health in wake of director’s resignation
Describing the Board of Supervisors’ history of hiring mental health directors as “abysmal,” Supervisor Sherrie Thrall is advocating a different solution.
The supervisors accepted the resignation of Mental Health Director Peter Livingston during a closed session Feb. 3 and a week later they were discussing how to replace him.
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Community meeting on Quincy nursing home set for Feb. 24
Plumas District Hospital will hold a community meeting regarding Quincy’s skilled nursing facility Tuesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Hospital CEO Dr. Jeff Kepple has received information from the state and a consultant regarding the feasibility of PDH taking over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and wants to share those details with the public.
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