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~ ~rver Bulletin Forest News A~r';, 25 2sri: 13A m i i As of April 18, Wood said In Greenville, the one engine will be assigned to the forest, Most of the new employees pression and prevention that only two major positions will continue to operate out of four new hand crews and one are in their 20's, Wood added, crews, equipment and sup- Fire services on the were still open--two supervi- the work center, and a hand dozer, Wood said, listing the to- To apply, an applicant can't be plies. ( PtOWhat: r as National Forest tal numbers added. Three new over 35 to meet the retire sys- PnN[e)sor positions, one at Quincy 'crew will beadded. A massive recruitment cam- _. they were and one at Greenville. paign was launched by the U.S ~70S Boulder Creek will remain prevention units will also be tern regulations. or the very earlyNationally, supervisors are steady with one engine this added, bringing the forest's to- But even those who are start. Forest Service throughout the o l,t,s p according to Joe short this year, Wood ex-year, Wood said. And the Chal- tal up to 11 units, ing out at the bottom, are get-United States. Although hlf- ptained. But as new recruits lenge station will have one en- "And we're adding two bat- ting good paying jobs, Wood ings on the PNF ha e been "l j'onNWFz hiaef of fire and gain experience, that picture gine. talion chiefs this year," Wood said. Seasonal workers are completed, both Wood and Ltt 17 ! nfusion of will change in the future. Brush Creek will start the said. guaranteed 13 weeks at $11.32 Taylor encouraged people to e ,mning, the PNF fire Wood said this year will be- season with one engine and a More resources will be an hour, plus benefits. That apply for temporary positions lst ' ,has climbed from $4 TM year to $7 million gin with the reopening of the hand crew will beadded to that added in the next two years, works out to $Z3,633, on an an- that will be opening up Gansner Bar station in theforce. Additional resources will in- nual basis, throughout thesummer. s4::::, Feather River Canyon. A re- Strawberry station will have clude one more hand crew, two "It's a good time to get in," For more information on j Will be ready to serve engine from Quincy will one engine, and Mohawk will more dozers and four new on- Wood said. "These are pretty those positions, contact the iwonn n mid-May, early be placed there until the new have two engines. Also at Mo- gines to round out the force, good jobs for Plumas County. PNF Supervisors Office at 283- us,' ing said. engine arrives later in the sea- hawk, one dozer will be added In 2003, the helitack crew As Wood and other staff 2050, or stop into the office on , one through ace son. ou h this year and a hand crew.will also be increased, members gear up for the sea- Lawrence Street in Quincy for 'rimless in Idaho, has gmne That station, alth g Laufman will open with two"So I think we're doing OK," son, Wood said that 15 pallets an application. At this time, F. Thirty-one posi- closed, has been maintained engines, up one from past Woodsaid. . of new equipment and gearare applications are still being ve been filled--manyand will require little work to years, Wood said. And a hand In looking at the new ar- waiting to be picked up in Red- fielded through Idaho, but ap- Promotional efforts,ready it for occupancy. ". 'Jty crew will be added, rivals, Wood said many areding. Last year, the federal plications may indicate the s .yWere expected to be Quincy will have two en- Frenchman willhave oneen- from the area, 25 percent from government appropriated forests of their choice for em- this Week, Wood ex- gines this year, that's more gine. California, and 25 percent from funding to launch a three-year ployment. than last year. This year, three new engines across the United States. build up of wildland fire sup- I l and erratic winds l- r e'half acre fire at L'" K Camp, about one f G reenville th: ,--r,,ll of MOnday, April 1 . Were reported. .ighbor was riding her L the Small canyon be- jt canap when she noticed up trees sho Iy _ a ediately rode up to office and told camp Tammi Williamson Service engines, Hot Other crews re- along with the i -',ue Fire Station volun- Forest Products logging |. members who were nearby also came to !ol " t, ut the fires. spot fires had start- the Winds, some as feet away from the some evidence the possibility of however, under investi_ga- final detoi' tiha- tion has been made, according to Forest Service Fire Preven- tion Specialist Jim Harmon. Camp owners John Lynd- skog and Lynne Evarts had been working to reduce the fu- el load in the forest surround- ing the camp for the past six months. Both said it had been five days since they burned in that area, Harmon said many people are trying to burn now, be- cause permits will be required as of Tuesday, May 1. This underscores the need for people to pay close atten- tion to their burn piles, and to make sure they are "dead out," according to Forest Service In- formation Officer Lee Anne Schramel Taylor On windy days, she suggests that people who have burned debris recently, check the ash- es again, just to make sure there are no hot spots for the wind to fan into a blaze. For information about ob- taining burn permits in Indian Valley, call the Forest Service Greenville Work Center at 284- 7128. "'~ .... ' Sandwiches, Soup, Salad Bar PLUMAs PINES SHOPPING CENTER Country Burger Monterey Burger Meal I/4 lb. beef patty with Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato & sauce on sesame bun. Choice of fries (regular, beer batter or curly) & a medium drink. Special: e Room Rates: $30 por night- 2 fur size Iled . per nlgM- 2 ueen beds and Information i0 '84' The Strand, Spalding, CA 96130 North of Susanville, California By Victoria MetcaJf tachments. Staff Writer Members of the Quincy Li- brary Group (QLG), supported "I'm fairly certain we've by Plumas County, the Maidu shown grievous violations of Cultural and Development the framework," Sheehansaid. Group, and the Roundhouse Sheehan said they are ask- Council, have initiated an ap- hag for a reversal of the frame. peal of the Sierra Nevada For. work. est Plan Amendment Final En- At present, Sheehan said the vironmental Impact Statement Plumas National Forest is has- and Record of Decision. ing its decisions on the frame- Speaking for the collective work and not on the Herger-Fe- group, QLG member John instein Recovery Act. And that Sheehan presented members of limits the scope of the work the board of supervisors with a the forest is planning. summary copy of the 57-page appeal April 17. The appeal al- so contained 150 pages of at- Referring to the framework, Customers at Plumas Coun- the new lower fee for inert ma- ty landfills will get a price terial to entice property own- break--but only if they dumpers to clean up major projects. a very large truck full of con- Public Works Director Tom crete, bricks or asphalt. Hunter broached the subject with the board when he want- Those customers will pay ed to give an incentive to East $I0 per cubic yard. Other cus- tomers pay a higher rate. For Quincy property owners to ~; ~11~1~. a stanllard size pick- cla~up a commej'~ial corral4". up truck pays $25.65 to dump The supervisors tmanimous- at a landffil, ly approved the change The supervisors approved Budget-conscious cooks can save money by using smaller kitchen ap- pliances to prepare cer- lain meals. The following portable appliances use less energy than rangetop burners and conventional ovens, and generate a lot less heat: slow cooker/crockpot electric skillet microwave oven toaster oven/broiler pressure cooker Always remember to follow safety rules and manufacturers' instruc- tions when using all ap- pliances. the appeal stated, "There are issues and impacts on the hu- man environment which should have been studied in this EIS (Environmental Im- pact Statement)--issues and impacts we asked to have stud- ied at the beginning of the Sierra Nevada Framework and this EIS process--but that were downplayed or just plain ignored in the FEIS (Final En- vironmental Impact State- ment). Other issues were dealt with in an arbitrary, biased, unfair, and/or incomplete manner." QLG representatives pointed out they have worked for I0 years and spent thousands of hours, attempting to find com- monalties on forest issues. And when the Sierra Nevada Framework and Forest Plan Amendment processes began to interfere with the Herger- Feinstein Recovery Act, QLG members attempted to work with the Forest Service, ac- cording to the appeal. QLG members also pointed out that the framework is in vi- olation of the Organic Act of 1897, Multiple-Use sustained- Yield Act of 1960, the Re- sources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest, Manage- men[~ ~%0f 1976 an~j~ imple- menting regulations, the Na- tional Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and its implement- ing regulations, the Adminis- trative Procedure Act, and the Herger-Feinstein Recovery Act Specific violations involw, protecting and increasing ohl forests, spotted owls, fire and fuels, timber management, ri parian area protection, recre. ation and modeling results. Relief requested What the QLG is requesting includes: .The withdrawal of the Record of Decision and implement the California Spotted Owl interim guidelines until a new decision is reached. To initiate fuel reduction in urban wildland intermix areas as covered under the Herger- Feinstein Recovery Act. Issue a supplemental EIS to correct legal deficiencies and other faults in the FEIS. Assure full implementation of the Herger-Feinstein Recovery Act. Support stewardship projects to learn more about land man- agement and the relationship between the community and the land. -Issue a new decision. ........ information on the appeal, car up " Plumas Pines Shopping Center * 283-2320 onors our Volunteer of the Year Arlene Harrison Arlene Harrison Arlene has been a volunteer for over 15 years providing a variety of services for the residents. She helps with the weekly bingo games, the monthly birthday party, and the annual Christmas party. She also provides personal mending and alterations for all the residents. She has a great love for the elderly, and a real talent in caring for them. 'Tam eternally grateful for Arlene & the quality time she spends with the residents. Her kindness & compassion are greatly appreciated by all." -Diana MacGregor-Marcus, Activity Director Arlene will be honored during National Volunteer Week April 22 - 29 at a party on the 24th. i ii i i i i SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Quincy 50 Central Avenue Quincy 283-2110 Caring for those you care about