WEST SHORE COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PROJECT
The Sierra Institute is excited to announce the initiation of the West Shore Community Wildfire Protection Project (West Shore Project) in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
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. The project extends east of California State Highway 89 and encompasses approximately 6,100 acres.
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.
Protecting Our Communities from Wildfire
Building Resilient Ecosystems
Supporting Local Economies
Check back for more information as the project progresses!
For more information, or questions regarding the West Shore Community Wildfire Protection Project, please contact Dov Weinman at the the Sierra Institute by phone: (530) 284-1022, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.