The Sierra Institute is excited to be collaborating with the U.S. Forest Service on the West Shore Community Wildfire Protection Project (West Shore Project).

Ranking as one of the highest priority projects on the Lassen National Forest, the West Shore Project is supported by members of the South Lassen Watersheds Group (SLWG), a diverse group of local partners collaborating on multi-jurisdictional, large-scale projects to improve forest and watershed health, reduce wildfire risk, protect critical habitat, and support local economies.

The West Shore Project is located along the western shore of Lake Almanor beginning at the southern end of the Lake Almanor West community and ending just north of the PG&E Rocky Point Campground at the Canyon Dam boat launch. The project extends east of California State Highway 89 and encompasses approximately 6,300 acres of public and private lands.

The purpose of the project is to plan and implement vegetation management activities within the wildland-urban interface (WUI) to: improve resiliency to wildfire; reduce levels of tree mortality resulting from stressors such as insect infestation, and disease; and improve overall forest and watershed health. Additionally, this project seeks to enhance the recreation experience through facilities improvements and access management.

Project Map


Protecting Our Communities from Wildfire


Building Resilient Ecosystems


Supporting Local Economies