The importance of forest resiliency to counter wildfire risk was the discussion point as state officials, local agencies and non-governmental organizations gathered at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
The California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force held its Sierra Regional meeting on Sept. 27-28.
After a jam-packed day talking about how the Sierra Nevada can best protect itself, the following day NID hosted a field tour of its project to address wildfire risks and to improve forest resilience at Scotts Flat Reservoir. This is a collaborative effort with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
In total, The Scotts Flat Fire Fuels Treatment and Health Forests Project will complete 300 acres of fire fuels treatment adjacent to the reservoir in the Deer Creek watershed.
It is part of a 3-year and 600-acre treatment goal for the District. This area is integral to the water supply infrastructure that NID manages for communities in Nevada and Placer counties.