RURAL STORYTELLING PROJECT
During these unprecedented times, we want to capture and record our own rural stories of struggle and resiliency by interviewing our community.
Are you . . . ?
- Working from home
- A business owner
- A parent now "homeschooling" your kids
- Grocery store clerk
- Healthcare worker
- Recently unemployed
- And anything else . . . The only requirement is that you are a Plumas County resident!
We want to hear your stories during quarantine!! Whether you are thriving or struggling to make it all work your story matters as we collect and document this time in history.
Along with INTERVIEWS we want to see PICTURES of your daily life in Quarantine up here in the Lost Sierra. What does a normal day look like working, learning, and living sheltered in place? Snap a picture shopping in a face mask or taking a socially distant walk with your household.
For more information, to send a picture, or sign up for an interview - Email Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 927-9621
Amidst the economic and political chaos we are faced with, one certainty that remains is that wildfire season is quickly approaching and California MUST address the crisis of overstocked forests as quickly and economically as possible.
One immediate effort is to develop novel and safe ways to recruit and hire workers for our restoration woods crews to do the critical work that is needed now. This work is vital for our forests and watersheds but also to provide employment to those who are ready, healthy, and need the work.
We are setting an example, with and for our partner agencies, by creating a Field Crew Manual of policies and procedures specifically tailored to reduce the risk of infection and based on current science. When coupled with a robust isolation and testing program, we are confident that we can put essential workers into the field safely.
The triple bottom line - community, environment, economy - has always been the core of our organization.
Now, more than ever, we are committed to helping rural communities recover from the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.