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8A Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Feather River Bulletin xec ive com m ittee corner of Highway 70 and Alicia Knadler Indian Valley EditorWest Main. aknadler@plumasnews.com Those who wish to at- tend via a conference call Several watershed projects may dial (800) 867-2581 at planned by the Feather River the time of the meeting. Coordinated Resource Man- The access code is agement group, of the Plumas 0439272#. Corporation, are on hold for a For more information, finhl review by the executive call 283-3739. committee today, Wednesday, June 27, from l to 4 p.m. Projects up for The projects were put on hold in April, after a special review meeting to review the struc- ture and processes of the or- 1. Yellow Creek- Humbug ganization, which is com- Valley Restoration Project prised of several state and Restoration of 109 acres county agencies and orgahi- of channel and meadow zations, floodplain using ponds Executive committee mem- and plugs on Pacific Gas bets met in May and re- and Electric Co. land to re- viewed only two projects in establish hydrologic func- three hours, due to consider- tion, eliminate gullied able discussion about the channel as a sediment short meeting notice, source and enhance The Yellow Creek Humbug meadow habitat. Valley Restoration Project Primary sources of fund- was approved with little dis- ing are $99,000 for devel- cussion, yet the committee opment and analysis from stalled on the Upper Dotta PG&E, and $297,400 for Canyon Restoration project, implementation and mon- Indian Valley ranchers con- itoring from the Army cerned about impacts to their Corps of Engineers Sacra- water rights were present at mento District Wetland the meeting and via the tele- Conservation Fund (ACOE phone. Wetland Fund). Committee members agreed to delay their decision 2. Last Chance Creek Phase for a month, when they ex- II Restoration Project pert an engineering review of Restore the hydrologic the project to be c0mpleted by function of 402 acres of the Natural Resources and Plumas National Forest Conservation Service. meadow to re-establish Eight other projects were floodplain, stabilize 7.8 deferred for the meeting this miles of channel along week, during which they will Last Chance Creek to elim- also announce their appoint- inate gullied channel as a ment of the member at large, sediment source and en- Several nominations were -hance meadow habitat. made in May, including Jeff A potential Plan B is to Carmichael, Russell Reid, buy water from Antelope Ken Roby and Heather King- Lake to compensate for don. any flow impacts on Indi- The meeting will be in the an Creek. Plumas County Planning De- Alternatives that might partment Conference Room, be considered before the. which is handicapped-acces- final environmental docu- sible and located at 555 W.I: ment is coreR!ere include Main St' in Quincy, on the check dams:~ank re-vegetation and a scal- ing back of the pond-and- 4. Upper Dotta Canyon plug treatment Restoration Project to 212 - 263 acres. Restoration of 206 acres Primary.sources of fund- of privately owned land ing are $2,118,750 from and 47 acres of Plumas Proposition 50 Integrated National Forest, including Regional Water Manage- 2.9 miles of stream chan- ment via Plumas County nel to re-establish hydro- and $749,000 from Na- logic function, eliminate tional Fish and Wildlife gullied channel as a sedi- Foundation, all for devel- ment source and enhance opment, analysis and meadow habitat, with the some implementation, pond-and-plug method. Concerns raised by 3. Rowland - Meadowview downstream irrigators and Restoration Project an engineering review Restore the hydrologic team resulted in changes, function of 256 acres of including closer monitor- meadow along Rowland ing, the formation of a Creek and Last Chance five-year plan B and some Creek, which are private design changes. lands owned by the Mat- Primary sources of fund- ley and Peter~families, ing are expected to be and public lands managed $59,480 from the Plumas by Plumas National Forest, Resource Advisory' Com- to re-establish floodplain, mittee (RAC), $441,184 eliminate gullied channel from the ACOE Wetland as a sediment source and Fund and $120,000 from enhance meadow habitat. State Water Resources Streamflow out of Control Board. Meadowview ceases in early June so it has not 5. Spanish Creek in Mead- been systematically mea- ow Valley Rehabilitation sured. Project University researchers Treatment of four Ioca- have studied the area, and tions on private lands Plumas National Forest in- owned by Soper-Wheeler stalled a continuous Company and multiple recording device'on Row- creekside property owners land Creek downstream of within the Pineleaf subdi- the project in 2011. vision for bank stabiliza- Monthly above- and be- tion and removal of gravel low-project streamflow bars to expand floodplain measurements during the capacity, reduce bedload irrigation season have sediment and bank ero- been conducted pre-pro- sion, and rehabilitate ject on Rowland Creek aquatic and riparian habi- sincesp.ring 2011. DWR tats. has installed two'teleme- Primary sources of fund- tered weather stations in ing will be $44,300 from the vicinity of Doyle Cross- the Plumas County Water- ing. shed Forum, $22,000 for Primary sources of fund- development and analysis ing are $59,480 from from Plumas RAC, and Plumas RAC for develop- $464,750 for implementa- tion and monitoring from ment and analysis. No im- the ACOE Wetland Fund. plementation funding has - been secured. 6. Integrated Greenhorn Creek Restoration Project Treatment of six project reaches, including 22 acres of private lands along Greenhorn Creek in Amer- ican Valley and 1 acre of land managed by Plumas National Forest, for stabilization of erod- ing stream banks and bed with boulder vanes, bank sloping and vegetation and the construction of on eight project two fish-passable riffle- pool structures to improve fish passage. Landowner concerns at two public meetings were about how and when the banks would be stabilized. Also, the county recently used some of the rock CC Myers donated for the project during the emer- gency at Dame Shirley Plaza. Primary sources of fund- ing are $19,550 from Plumas County Title III funds for development and $68,360 from Plumas RAC for analysis and im- plementation of the Reid/PNF Reach, which is already complete. 7. Red Clover Confluence Restoration Project Restore the hydrologic function of approximately 1,800 acres of chan- nel/floodplain system on private Red Clover Valley lands using pond-and- plug. Primary sources of fund- ing are $75,000 from the landowner for develop- ment and $53,300 from Plumas RAC for develop- ment and some analysis. No implementation fund- ing has been secured. Since planning funds were exhausted in early 2012, the focus has been on fishery and water rights concerns. A fishery committee was formed, and has met sev- eral times. The committed involve- ment of numerous part- ners has allowed the fish- ery-related work to move forward. A Plan B that could ad- dress potential down- stream flow impacts dur- ing construction is also be- ing developed. 8. Spanish Creek in Ameri- can Valley Rehabilitation Project Treatment of three pro- ject reaches on private lands with multiple own- ers along Spanish Creek implementing gravel man- agement through removal of gravel bars to expand floodplain capacity; stabi- lizing eroding stream banks with bank sloping, boulder vanes and vegeta- tion; and rehabilitating aquatic and riparian habi- tats. The primary source of funding is $38,000 from the Plumas County Water- shed Forum for develop- ment. No analysis or im- plementation funding has been secured. 9. Fitch Canyon Restoration Project Restore meadow on pri- vate land within Fitch Canyon on tributary to Cottonwood Creek up- stream of Big Flat mead- ow to re-establish flood- plain function and im- prove habitats for wildlife and aquatic species. Primary funding i.s $2,000 from Ducks Unlim- ited Intermountain West Joint Venture for prelimi- nary surveys. 10. Mountain Meadows Restoration Project Three separate project reaches on private lands within the Mountain Meadows region on upper Goodrich Creek, Mountain Meadows Creek and an un-named tributary are proposed for meadow restoration to re-establish floodplain function, re- duce fine sediment, im- prove forage production and enhance habitats for wildlife and aquatic species. The Feather River CRM is a participant in the Moun- tain Meadows Watershed Group, a recently formed organization whose mis- sion is to restore the health of the Mountain Meadows/Goodrich Creek watershed. The group includes the Mountain Meadows Con- servancy, PG&E, W.M. Beaty & Associates, Stro- ing family, U SD~ Forest # Service Almanc~ Ranger District, California Depart- ment of Fish and Game, Honey Lake Resource Con- servation District, Sierra Pacific Industries, local landowners and interest- ed citizens. The primary source of funding, so far, is $14,700 from Ducks Unlimited In- termountain West Joint Venture for preliminary project surveys. 4TM OF JULY FRIDAY NIGHT B.B.Q. BUFFET June 29TM 6pm-8pm Come join us for a Fourth of July Celebration! Featuring American style cuisine and live music in the Wigwam Room from 6 to 8, at Nakoma Golf Resort - "Home of the Dragon". FRIED CHICKEN CORN ON THE COB B.B.Q. 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The proposal being considered is for Robert Van Court to conduct two dual-sport motorcycle (street legal) recreation events on existing Forest Service system and the other is a three-day tour on the three ranger districts on the Plumas National Forest. This authorization is for a five-year recreation event Special Use Permit. This proposed event will take place on system Forest Service roads, County Roads and on State Highways in Plumas, Lassen, Yuba, Butte and Sierra Counties. If you have questions or concerns regarding this proposed activity, please Lisa Sedlacek, Assistant Resource Officer, Beckwourth Ranger District, and P.O. Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103. Phone number, (530) 836-7126 or electronically at lsedlacek@fs.fed.us. Comments should be received with 2 weeks following newspaper publication. 348 BEAR RUN, CLIO, CA 96106 " CALL 530-832-5067 HAKO MAGO LFRESO RT.CO M