February 27, 2020
The mastication work was done along the Scotts Drop Trail as part of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnership grant, Phase 4.
The mastication work to remove fire fuels while improving forest health on Nevada Irrigation District property (NID) along the Scotts Flat Trail has been completed, and the multi-purpose trail in once again open to bicyclists and hikers.
The trail was closed as a safety precaution on NID property from Feb. 17 – 26 while heavy machinery was operating adjacent to the trail in efforts to reduce wildfire risk by removing hazardous trees and dense dying vegetation around Scotts Flat Reservoir. This project will improve forest health and long-term forest resilience, and is part of a partnership project with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
NID thanks Bicyclists Of Nevada County and the riders who were cooperative during this important mastication project. We look forward to working together in the future to make this area safer and more resilient.
We are pleased to partner with local and regional community organizations that support public trails and recreational use. NID, a provider of both drinking and irrigation water in Nevada and Placer counties, owns reservoirs and adjacent lands which offer recreational opportunities to the community including hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, and other activities. At Rollins and Scotts Flat reservoirs the District provides public parks, campgrounds and beaches for enjoyment. Higher up in the mountains, NID maintains and operates campgrounds and recreational facilities in the Jackson Meadows and Bowman Lake areas.