Darla DeRuiter, executive director, and Darrel Jury, President of the Board, of Friends of Plumas Wilderness (FOPW) will be the featured speakers. Photo submitted

Plumas Audubon features Friends of Plumas Wilderness on March 10

The annual Plumas Audubon Society speakers’ program will commence this Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. (Links below) Audubon is pleased to welcome Darla DeRuiter, Executive Director, and Darrel Jury, President of the Board, of Friends of Plumas Wilderness (FOPW) — they will unveil to the public FoPW’s new land protection initiative, “Protect Plumas.”

As DeRuiter explains, “It is critical to protect our lands and waters for wildlife, for future generations, and for our own health. We’re seeing large scale changes in our landscapes due to wildfires and other threats, so we want to move this conversation forward.”

FoPW has already sought to partner with a number of regional environmental groups and has identified a goal of 400,000 acres of land and 100 miles of rivers in the Feather River Watershed. Despite the high percentage of Federal lands in Plumas County, only 4% of that is permanently protected, far less than the rest of the Sierra Nevada or California in general.
Jury adds, “We’ve got some interesting information about ways our region might move forward to change this situation, and we’re seeking information from the public. This is a community-led effort, which is why we’re doing this presentation and others like it.”
Friends of Plumas Wilderness has been studying, exploring, and advocating for ways to maintain the integrity of natural ecosystems where the Sierras and Cascades meet since 1974. This is its most ambitious project so far in the 21st century. Please join us on Thursday to learn more about the project and how you may become involved. For more information about the organization, see plumaswilderness.org.
Topic: Speaker Program: “Protect Plumas” by Friends of Plumas Wilderness
Time: Mar 10, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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