Meetings are the second Wednesday of Every second Month- unless otherwise noted.
Next Meeting: January 10, 2017
2:00- 4:00pm, Maidu Summit Consortium Office, Chester, CA
Agenda available 1 week prior to meeting
“To guarantee a healthy watershed that ensures water quality and riparian and wetland habitat
for fish, wildlife, and native plants while recognizing the importance of
people’s economic livelihood and quality of life.”
The Lake Almanor Watershed Group is the new name of the group formerly known as the Almanor Basin Watershed Group.
The Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee (ABWAC) was created in 2005 by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to address water quality, land use, and critical habitat issues in the Lake Almanor Basin and make policy recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. From 2005 to 2013, ABWAC served as an official advisory body to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. The eleven volunteer ABWAC members worked closely with existing organizations, and provided recommendations to the county on a range of topics from overnight boat use on Lake Almanor to cloud-seeding.The ABWAC created a Watershed Management Plan that was approved by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors in 2009 and is intended to guide all efforts by the ABWAC to protect water quality, critical habitat and quality of life in the Lake Almanor basin. Read about the Lake Almanor Watershed Plan here. When resource agencies and others decided not to monitor Lake Almanor’s water quality anymore, ABWAC stepped in. Since 2009, ABWAC has raised money each year to hire an independent contractor to sample the lake. Read more about monitoring results.
In September of 2013, the group decided to end their official relationship as an advisory body to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. The group intends to continue to pursue its mission, and is currently exploring restructuring opportunities to allow it to be most effective. Changes to group structure and operating procedures are reflected in the group’s Foundational Documents.
Charlie Plopper (Chair)
Peggy Fulder (Co-Vice Chair)
Bridie Johnson (Co-Vice Chair)
Including Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Water Quality Reports click here.
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