Communities must be involved in forest management
Natural Resource Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension
For several years now, the focus of national forest management by the USDA Forest Service has been collaboration to restore forests at a landscape scale. Congress passed the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program legislation in 2009.
Meetings hosted by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council and the Plumas National Forest to discuss the CFLR program are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Town Hall and March 4 at the Chester Memorial Hall.
When the CFLR legislation became law the Quincy Library Group, one of the first collaborative groups to focus on national forest restoration, had already been influencing landscape-scale efforts in the Northern Sierra Nevada for 17 years.