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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 11, 2015 13B Butte County seeks feedback on OHV grants Butte County's 2014-15 off-highway vehicle grant applications are now available for public comment. This year Butte County Public Works applied for two, grants. The first grant is for ground operations, which includes grading, brushing and maintaining existing drainage facilities. The second grant is a planning grant that will identify what mitigation is required to add roads listed in Appendix A of Plumas National Forest's motorized vehicle use map. This grant will also develop a feasibility study for an acquisition of a right of way or easement on Four Trees Road from Highway 70 to the Plumas National Forest. More information regarding the grants can be found on the Butte County Public Works website at http://bit.ly/1E0hBsq. To view and comment on the grants please go to http://bit.ly/1AUt2pH and follow the steps below. --Select "Public Review Instructions" and read instructions. --Select "click here" to select grant applications. --Use the "Look Up" button to select Grant Program GCA-14. --Use the lookup button and select Butte County Department of Public Works. For more information, contact Louis Johnson, assistant engineer, Butte County Department of Public Works, at 538-7681, ext. 2020, or ljohnson@ buttecounty.net. Susan Payne and Linda Blum get ready to mail several binders of policies and procedures for review to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Photo courtesy Feather River Land Trust Feather River Land Trust earns national recognition The Feather River Land Trust has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of he Land Trust Alliance. "Feather River Land Trust's accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community," said Paul Hardy, executive director. "Our land trust is a stronger organization today having one through the rigorous accreditation program." Since 2000, the Feather River Land Trust has been actively working with willing landowners to protect the places that make the Feather River region special. Large, intermountain valleys dominate the headwaters of the Feather River region; the wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, water quality and working family ranches they support are increasingly threatened. "To date, wehave successfully protected over 40,000 acres of private lands that support outstanding biodiversity, waterways, fisheries, recreational and educational opportunities, cultural sites and spectacular scenery," said Hardy. "We are presently working with the Chester/Lake Almanor community to conserve the iconic Olsen Barn property (107 acres) to ensure nature-based public recreation for present and future generations." Feather River Land Trust was awarded accreditation this February and is one of only 301 land trusts out of a total of over 1,700 from across the country that has been awarded accreditation since fall 2008. In California there are 31 accredited land trusts out of a total of more than 200. "This round of accreditation decisions represents another significant milestone for the accreditation program; the 301 accredited land trusts account for more than three-quarters of the 20,645,165 acres currently owned in fee or protected by a conservation easement held by a land trust," said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. "Accreditation provides the public with an assurance that, at the time of accreditation, land trusts meet high standards for quality and that the results of their conservation work are permanent." Each accredited land trust submitted extensive documentation and underwent a rigorous review. "Through accreditation land trusts conduct important planning and make their operations more efficient and strategic," said Van Ryn. "Accredited organizations have engaged and trained conservation leaders and improved systems for ensuring that their conservation work is permanent." According to the Land Trust Alliance, conserving land helps ensure clean air and drinking water; safe, healthy food; scenic landscapes and views; recreational places; and habitat for the diversity of life on earth. In addition to health and food benefits, conserving land increases property values near greenbelts, saves tax dollars by encouraging more efficient development and reduces the need for expensive water filtration facilities. Across the country, local citizens and communities have come together to form more than 1,700 land trusts to save the places they love. Community leaders in land trusts throughout the country have worked with willing landowners to save over 47 million acres of farms, forests, parks and places people care about, including land transferred to public agencies and protected via other means. Strong, well-managed land trusts provide local communities with effective champions and caretakers of their critical land resources, and safeguard the land through the generations. "The accreditation process has made us a stronger, more efficient organization that our members, partners and the general public can trust to be around for many years to come," said Hardy. p m m m I I m m m m  I rams II | SEN[Ol Wednesday, March 18 Chicken salad sandwich, | I4.N'U tomato soup, mandarin | oranges. | | Monday, March 16 Thursday, March 19 | Cheese and broccoli strata, Baked chicken, roasted red-skin_ | lentil soup, romaine salad, Potatoes and butternut squash, | orange slices, french bread, romaine salad, pineapple slices | | Tuesday, March 17 Friday, March 20 | Salisbury steak, mashed Breaded fish filet, cole slaw, | potatoes, mixed vegetables, sweet potato fries, yogurt | green salad, peach cobbler, berry parfait. | | *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal | ***This item's menu may contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium  | II 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; BlaJrsdenll - open Wed. only, ca]_[ 832-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested | donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. One guest may accompany eachll sen|oh $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.- Events Around Plumas County Quincy: Two-year anniversary celebration. The Knook. Dell-style restaurant offers free cup of soup from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. For information: 283-0300. Chester: Family Resource Night, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Chester High School library. Community invited to free comprehensive presentation of community resources available, ncludes refreshments. For information: Laura Kincaid, 258-21.26. Quincy: Hazardous4uel reduction project coordination meeting, 9 - 11 a.m., Plumas County Planning & Building Services office at 555 Main St. - Plumas County Fire Safe Council invites everyone to special planning meeting. For information: plumasfiresafe.org, 283-0829. Informational grand jury public meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Grand Jury Association discusses grand jury, importance of local businesses' role, questions and answers. Coffee, cookies served. Words & Music, doors open 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder Caf. Featuring Brandi Christensen. AdmiSsion $3. Sign up for open mic at the door. Beverages available for purchase. For informationl Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Chester: Taco night, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person Sierra Valley: Sierra Valley youth trapshooting program sign-ups and practice, 5 p.m., club on A24 3.2 miles south of Highway 70. Program open to children 9 - 18 years of age. For information: Tim Driscoll, 263-3112. Chester: Olsen Barn property tour, 1 p.m., meet at west end of causeway and look for sign. Mike Yost leads exploration of one of oldest barns in Ptumas County. Sponsored by Feather River Land Trust. For information: Karen Kleven, 283-5758; Yost, 284-6649. Quincy: All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November - April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. Improv workshop, noon - 2 p.m., West End Theatre. Professional comics lead class designed to unleash natural creativity, humor. All ages. $20 per person. Fundraiser for Magic Beanstalk Players. To enroll (by March 1): dramaworks, 283-1956, dramaw0rks.us. Improv Night Comedy Show, 7 - 9 p.m., West End Theatre. Family-friendly St. Patrick's Players features Blacktop Comedy comics. Tickets $15. All ages welcome. Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, dramaworks.us. Live music featuring Joe Grissino and Uncle Funkle, 10 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Free. For information: 283-9788. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/ltJxjGb, 595-4480. Greenville: Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman in concert, 4 - 6 p.m,, Greenville Southern Baptist Church. Intimate all-ages bluegrass concert followed by artists' reception 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Greenville Masonic Lodge. Admission donation-based; proceeds benefit Gift of Music program, church youth music program. For information: Pastor Fred, 250-5232; Ken "K.D." Donnel[, 566-2561. Johnsville: Historic Longboard Revival Series races, registration 10 - 11:15 a.m., Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl. Plumas Ski Club presents races on handmade wooden skis; 1860s attire encouraged. Racers pay $15, must be Plumas Ski Club members ($20). Dependent on snow coverage. For information, updates: PlumasSkiClub.org; Don Fregulia Jr., 927-8115; Rob Russell, 283-3381 Portola: St. Patrick's Day Dinner, 3 - 6 p.m., Holy Family Church Father Burns Hall at 100 S. Pine St. Traditional turkey dinner buffet with salad bar, desserts. $12 adults, $5 children 3 - 12. "Pot-o'-gold" giveaway. Advance tickets available at Sierra Promotions, by calling 832-0164, 836-0164. Quincy: Annual St. Patrick's Day dinner, 5 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church hall on Lawrence Street. Corned beef and cabbage dinner for $12 adults, $5 children under 10, children under 5 free. Takeout available. For tickets: church members; the rectory, 283-0890; Sharon Thon, 283-0138. Chester: St. Patrick's Day Dinner; social hour6 p.m., dinner 7; Lake Almanor Elks Lodge. Tickets available at Edward Jones, Rouland Insurance, from any Elks Lodge member. Line dancing, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Lake Almanor Fitness Center at 160 Cedar St. Class led by Krista Marie Norris. For information: Norris, 250-5262; Suzanne McDonald, 375-0199. Quincy: 13th anniversary celebration, 3 - 5:30 p.m., }JI I I. '. Native plant gathering, 6 p.m., Quincy library at 445 Jackson St. Held to connect, learn with others interested in seeing, growing, propagating, sharing knowledge. Main topic: planning, fine-tuning field trips, workshops, events. Bring knowledge, ideas to share. Graeagle: Job fair, 2 - 4 p.m., Graeagle Fire Department at 7620 Highway 89. Alliance for Workforce Development Inc. presents event free for businesses to register, free for job seekers to attend. To register: Joelle Breazier, 283-1606, 251-6907. Quincy: Dress a Girl Around the World sewing day, 1 - 4 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room Sew simple dresses for girls in need through nondenominational Christian organization. For information: Leah Almquest, 284-7235," Iralmquest@frontier.net Blairsden: California Condor Recovery; social 6:30 p.m., talk 7 p.m.; Mohawk Community Resource Center next to big white barn at junction of highways 70 and 89. Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., offers presentation at free Plumas Audubon event. For information: plumasaudubon.org/calendar.html. Portola: Community Wood Stove Workshop, 6 p.m., Portola Veterans Hall. Tips provided on saving time and money, protecting air quality when using wood stoves. For information: Julie Ruiz, 832-0102; myairdistrict.com. Quincy: Job fair, 2 - 4 p.m., Feather River College at 570 Golden Eagle Avenue. Alliance for Workforce Development Inc. presents event free for businesses to register, free for jbb seekers to attend. To register: Joelle Breazier, 283-1606, 251-6907. Chester: Second annual Cabin Fever Dance Party, Chester Memorial Hall. Hosted by Plumas Arts. Greenville: Indian Valley American Legion birthday celebration, 6 p.m., 430 Main St. Free chicken dinner, prize drawings. For information: 284-7328. Quincy: Denim & Diamonds, 6 p.m., Veterans Hall. Plumas Health Care Foundation fundraiser supports Plumas District Hospital Adopt-A-Room program. Includes live music, appetizers, no-host bar, silent auction. Wear denim, diamonds (faux or real) or both. Admission $'20, tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Forest Stationers. t