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Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 The Plumas National Forest is soliciting proposals for fed- era] assistance under the For- est Service Economic Action and Community Assistance program components of the National Fire Plan. Proposals must support fire protection planning and biomass utiliza- tion projects within high fire threat areas, should empha- size local employment, and should be coordinated with Io- ta] human resource programs where appropriate. Counties, cities, federal, state or local governmental agencies, federally recognized tribes, and non-profit organi- zations~ such as Resource Con- servation and Development Areas, Resource Conservation Districts, and Economic Devel- opment Districts, may apply. Federal assistance can consist of technical assistance, grants, agreements and contracts. The area federal, state, tribal, or county fire protection agency must support proposals for them to be considered for funding. Eligible projects under the Economic Action Program must have the potential to re- duce fire hazards to communi- ties, watersheds, or threatened and endangered species by providing incentives for eco- nomic use of small diameter and underutUized forest prod- ucts. Funds could be used to: pro- vide training; for technical or financial assistance to identify and develop new markets for underutilized wood products; prepare market assessments or feasibility studies; provide marketing assistance; develop business plans; or partner with universities or non-profit organizations to purchase wood processing equipment to demonstrate economic use of underutilized materials. Eligible projects under the Economic Action Program Pi- lot Project must be pilot or demonstration projects that expand existing markets or de- velop new markets for wood products resulting from fuels removal. Examples include: biomass to energy applications; com- post; pulp; landscaping mulch; animal bedding; wood in transportation, such as vehic- ular or pedestrian bridges; The Plumas County Board of Supervisors will conduct its regular monthly meetings Jan. 9. 16 and 23 in the fourth floor boardroom of the court- house. A special meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Mineral Build- ing at the fairgrounds. The special meeting will ad- dress HR 2389--the Secure Rural Schools and Communi- ty Self-Determination Act of 2000. Often referred to as the safety net bill, the legislation is designed to ensure timber receipt payments to those counties throughout the na- tion with a large percentage of federal land. Key decisions must be made this year to ensure the timely implementation of the bill. This will include a discussion about the intent of the bill, its resource advisory areas, the resource advisory committee structure and its potential members. The local advisory commit- tee will consist of 15 individu- als, five from three different areas. Supervisor Bill Dennison s id he believes that represen- tatives from each of these ar- eas should attend the meeting. The first area consists of: or- ganized labor, outdoor recre- ation including OHV users, energy and mineral develop- ment, the commercial timber industry, and those who hold federal grazing or other per- mits. The second area consists of: national and regional environ- mentalists, recreation groups, archaeologists, and represen- tatives of recognized wild horse groups. The third area consists of: political leaders, Native American tribes, school teach- ers or officials, and the public. i R round timber construction demonstrations, such as visi- tor centers, kiosks, phrk shel- ters and buildings framed with small diameter materi- als. Significant technical assis- tance may be available to as- sist in development and imple- mentation of such projects. Projects must be able to serve as a model for others to follow and include plans to dissemi- nate and share what is learned through the pilot or demon- stration project. Funds can be used to design or purchase wood processing equipment for demonstration and for po- tential broad application. Eligible projects under the Community Planning for Fire Protection Program must pre- pare plans to reduce fire haz- ards to communities. These might include community Fire Safe Plans, small diameter uti- lization business plans, or fuel reduction project plans. The first step in the grant application process is to com- plete a relatively simple one- page concept form, which asks for a basic description of the project and estimated costs. A copy of the concept form and other information or assis- tance may be obtained by ac- cessing the web at , from Michael De Lasaux of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council, who can be contacted at (530) 283-6125 and is located at 208 Fairground Road, Quincy, or from Betty Holder of Plumas National Forest, who can be contacted at (530) 283-7891 and is located at 159 Lawrence Street, Quin- cy. The concept form should be returned by Feb. 13, to Michael De Lasaux or Betty Holder. Conceptual applica- tions will be reviewed that week. After the review, applicants with the most competitive con- cepts will be invited to submit a complete proposal applica- tion by March 15. The federal contribution to the implementation of a pro- ject shall not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of the project in calculating the federal con- tribution; project budgets must take into account the fair market value of equipment, personnel, services, and ad- ministrative and other costs provided by the Forest Service and other federal agencies. Local contributions may in- clude cash or the fair market value of equipment, personnel and services provided to com- plete the scope of work defined in the project. Summons for Merino IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE JUVENILE DEPARTMENT THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: 1. DAVID J. MERINO, al~ father of DAVID JOSEPH GUERRA; DOB; 08/17/00; Cause No. 00-7-01933-9; Dependency Petition filed 09/tt/00. AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The above court was petitioned to adjudge your child dependent and to enter an order determining the care, custody and physical placement of your child. There may be further hearings which may permanently terminate aft your parental rights to your child. You have important legal rights and you must take steps to protect your interests. In order to defend your parental rights, you have a right to a fact finding hearing before a judge, therefore, you are summoned to appear at a court hearing at 9:30 a.m. on the 17th day of January, 2001, at the Juvenile Court, 550t- 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. If you do not appear at the hearing, the court may enter an order wilhout further notice to you. You have the right to speak on your own behalf, to introduce evidence, examine witnesses, and receive a decision based solely on the evidence presentad. You have a r~ht to have a lawyer represent you at the hearing and help you by Inokin9 at the files, talkino to involved parties, helpinO you to understand your ~hts and the law. If you cannot afford a lawyer, the court wilt appoint one to represent you. To get.a court appoimd lawyer, contact: Detriment of Assigned Counsel, 949 Market Street, Suite 334, Tacoma, Washington 98402 at (253) 798-6062. You may contact the Department of Ch~ren and Family Services, 1949 South State Street, Tacoma, Washington 98405 - at 1-800-423-6246 for more information about your ~ild. DATED this 5th day of December, 2000 By: Kristy Roland, Deputy County Clerk Filed in Pierce County Juvenile Court Dec. 5, 2000 Pierce County, Wa~on Ted R~, County Clerk Pub/ished in FRB Dec. 20, 27, 2000, Jan. 3, 2001 From Page One ms at A draft economic analysis of Critical habitat refers to spe- tinguished by its unique color- the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Set- cific geographic areas that are ing: an olive, brown, gray or rice's proposed criticalhabitat essential for the conservation reddish back marked by small designation for the California of a threatened or endangered flecks and larger dark blotches red-legged t't, Qg is now avail- species and which may re- and rusty-red hue to its belly able for public-review and quire special management and the undersides of its hind comment through Jan. 22. considerations. These areas do legs. The species breeds in During this time frame, the not necessarily have to be oc- aquatic habitats such as Service will also accept com- cupied by the species at the streams, ponds, marshes and ments on its proposal to desig- time of designation. A designa- stock ponds. During wet hate 5.4 million acres in 31Cal- tion does not set up a preserve weather, frogs may move ifornia counties as critical or refuge and only applies to through upland habitats. habitat for the threatened am- situations where federal fund- The historic range of the phibian. The affected counties ing or a federal permit is in- California red-legged frog ex- are: Alameda, Butte, Calav- volved. It has no impact on tended coastally from the eras, Contra Costa, E1 Dorado, landowners taking actions on Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, their land that do not involve vicinity of Point Reyes Nation- al Seashore, Marin County, Mariposa, Marin, Merced, federal funding or permits, andinland from the vicinity of Monterey, Napa, Plumas, Federal agencies must consult Redding, Shasta County, south Riverside, San Benito, San with the Service before taking to northwestern Baja to Mexi- Diego, San Joaquin, San Ma- actions, issuing permits or co. The frog has sustained a 70 teD, San Luis Obispo, Santa providing funding for activi- Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa ties that might adversely rood- percent reduction in its geo- Cruz, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, ify critical habitat, graphic range in California as a result of habitat loss and al- Stanislaus, Tehama, Tulumne, Under terms of a court set- teration, overexploitation and Ventura and Yuba. tlement, the Service proposed introduction of exotic preda- "We encourage everyone in- critical habitat for the Califor- tots. terested in this proposed des- nia red-legged frog under the ignation to review the econom- Endangered Species Act on Copies of the economic ic analysis as well as the pro- Sept. 11, 2000. The original analysis, as well as the critical posal and provide their corn- comment period closed on Oct. habitat proposal, are available ments to us," said Wayne 11; however, the Service re- from the Sacramento Fish and White, field supervisor for the opened the comment period Wildlife Office by calling (916) Sacramento Fish and Wildlife until Nov. 19, to allow addi- 414-6600. Written comments Office. tional time for review. A final should be sent to the Field Su- Required under the Endan- designation must occur before pervisor, Sacramento Fish and gered Species Act, the econom- March 1. Wildlife Office, 2800 Cottage ic analysis identifies and ana- The largest native frog in Way, Suite W-2605, Sacramen- lyzes the potential economic the western United States, the to, CA 958~. Both documents impacts derived from the pro- California red-legged frog also may be downloaded at the posed critical habitat for the ranges from 1.5 to five inches following web site: frog. in length. 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