Opportunity to Comment on the Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project, Almanor Ranger District, Lassen National Forest

The Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest in collaboration with Plumas Corporation is initiating public scoping on the proposed Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration project. The Yellow Creek Project is a 324-acre restoration project that aims to recover the ecosystem functionality of upland forests, meadows, fens, aspen, and riparian areas to the highest achievable level and to reintroduce fire.

The proposed action including a detailed map is available online at the Lassen National Forest website: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fs.usda.gov%2Fprojects%2Flassen%2Flandmanagement%2Fprojects&data=02%7C01%7C%7C90a49f34fd4d47cdd9d708d858f8ad69%7Ced5b36e701ee4ebc867ee03cfa0d4697%7C0%7C0%7C637357172372756651&sdata=oQ2MQ6KnhkXPB9h4%2FG9tj%2FbR%2Bkr6sJ1lY8WHendRS0Y%3D&reserved=0

The Yellow Creek Project is located on the Lassen National Forest on the Almanor Ranger District. The project lies in the Upper Feather River Watershed in Plumas County, CA and falls within Township 27 North, Range 6 East, Sections 27, 34, and 35 Mount Diablo Base Meridian (MDBM). The project encompasses approximately four miles of Yellow Creek and a side tributary that ultimately drain into Tasmam Koyomm, the ancestral land of the Mountain Maidu (also known as Humbug Valley).

Specific written comments on the proposed project should be received by October 8, 2020 so that they can be considered early during project development and analysis. The Forest Service will consider your scoping comments to help identify issues associated with the project.

Submit electronic comments to: [email protected]
Comments submitted electronically must be in plain text (.txt), rich format (.rtf), Word (.doc or .docx), portable document format (.pdf), or an email message. Please include “Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Project” in the subject line.

Written comments may be mailed to Russell Nickerson, District Ranger, c/o Coye Burnett, Project Leader, Almanor Ranger District, P.O. Box 767, 900 E. Hwy 36, Chester, CA 96020 or faxed to 530-258-5194.

Additional information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting Coye Burnett Project Leader, at [email protected]

Names and contact information submitted with comments will become part of the public record and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.