Landowner Engagement Subcommittee (LES)

The Landowner Engagement Subcommittee is a Subcommittee of the South Lassen Watersheds Group and currently includes approximately twenty non-industrial private landowners. This Subcommittee has diverse stakeholder representation, including large-scale ranchers managing over 1,000 acres of rangeland and timberland; the Mill Creek, Summit Springs, and Mineral Homeowners Associations; and the Mineral and Mill Creek Firewise Committees; community leaders; and business owners. Despite the diverse backgrounds of the participating landowners, all members are interested in fuels reduction and forest resilience, meadow restoration, and hazard tree removal.

Private landowners are interested in managing their land and conducting responsible forest management as a means of preserving the valuable forest and water resources in the area. The Subcommittee provides a space to strengthen the peer-to-peer landowner network, plan and implement fuels reduction projects and access existing landowner assistance programs, and facilitate cross-boundary work between private landowners and agencies.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining the Landowner Engagement Subcommittee, please email Bella Bledsoe at