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8A Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Taxpayer group backs Logue Dan Logue recently an- nounced that his campaign has received the endorse- ment of the influential Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC in his bid for Senate District 4. California's highest-re- garded taxpayer advocacy organization, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC has been instrumental in holding back last year's $60 billion tax increase proposal by Gay. Jerry Brown. For his efforts in the As- sembly, Logue has earned a "Lifetime A" rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (three out of three years rated) and is also 100 percent rated by the Cali- fornia Taxpayers Associa- tion, establishing himself as a reliable champion for Cali- fornia's hard-working, tax- paying families. "Dan Logue has an outstanding record on behalf of taxpayers," said Jan Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. The Howard Jarvis Tax- payers Association is dedi- cated to the protection of Proposftion 13 and the ad- vancement of taxpayers' rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equi- table and efficient use of tax- payer dollars. "The Howard Jarvis Tax- payers Association is well respected and a true defend- er of California taxpayers. I'm honored to be endorsed by such a great organiza- tion," said Logue. Serving in the Assembly as well as a county supervisor, Logue has been at the front of the fight against runaway big government and the spend- and-tax mentality of Sacra- mento. In the Assembly, Logue led the fight to oppose efforts by those in the California state Legislature who seek to cir- cumvent Prop. 13 protections by attempting to redefine and approve new taxes as fees, the most recent exam- ple being the state "fire tax" (fee) on nearly 800,000 Cali- fornia homeowners. "For the past three years it has been my distinct honor to serve the voters of the North State in the Assem- bly," said Logue. "I know that California's economy and California taxpaying families are struggling, busi- nesses are leaving and tak- ing jobs with them. North State families have to live within their means -- Sacra- mento should too?" Logue has been a small business owner for more than 30 years, was formerly a Yuba County supervisor and has represented much of the North State Senate Dis- trict for the past four years in the California Assembly. Additional information about Dan Logue and his campaign can be found at danlogue.com. Satscan Electronics d PO Box 209, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-3800 Brings It Down To Earth .4'k.nJJg. AUTHORIZED RETAILER falm'm,e N am 1/31n3. SPI partners to help restore Ponderosa Fire area Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has announced an in- tensive effort to restore the forests that burned in the Ponderosa Fire. Included in the effort are plans to sub- stantially reduce soil ero- sion, replant a diversity of tree species, initiate exten- sive monitoring of water quality and habitat, and re- pair roads and other struc- tures damaged in the fire. The company will work closely with state agencies, university scientists and lo- cal landowners to assure that the ecosystem is healed over time. "We will make significant investments to stabilize the soil to reduce the potential for erosion caused b} the fire" said SPI Vice President for Resources Dan Tomascheski. "SPI will plant approxi- mately five million trees to get the new forest started - a process that will take up to three years to complete." "Further, we will make sure culverts are free-flow- ing and will break up the im- pervious soil surface left by the heat of the fire outside of stream buffer zones to help the soil absorb water." "At the same time, SPI bi- ologists will conduct wildlife surveys and identify trees and snags to be left for habi- tat for species that are likely to re-inhabit the area. ',Sierra Pacific has en- gaged a top scientist from Colorado State University to help design the erosion im- pacts study and better under- stand and quantify the bene- fits of these practices through monitoring," he added. In addition to harvesting its own burned timber, the company is deferring har- vest of unburned timber and will purchase burned logs from other private landown- ers impacted by the fire. "Along with other mills in the area, we'll make every ef- fort to purchase as much burned timber as we can fea- sibly store to avoid decay and loss of value" Tomascheski said. "We are pleased that SPI is aggressively pursuing restoration of the burned lands" said Chuck Clegg, a resident of the Shingletown area and neighboring landowner to SPI. "By work- ing with SPI, we will restore our lands and begin a new forest as soon as possible" he continued During the Ponderosa Fire SPI foresters and others worked cooperatively with neighbors and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) to suppress the fire while it was raging. "SPI representatives were an asset in providing de- tailed topographic informa- tion and other intelligence that aided firefighters in their planning efforts," said Scott Lindgren, branch di- rector on the Ponderosa Fire. Lindgren added, "SPI's harvest units dramatically reduced the spread of the fire and served as strategic loCa- tions for our crews to take a stand against the blaze." "Areas where harvest had occurred were clean - slash was chipped and did not pre- sent control problems. "Firefighters used virtual- ly every Pre-existing SPI road in the fire area, either as containment lines or con- tingency lines. "Also, the presence of roads minimized the amount of new dozer line needed, and their landings served as crit- ical safety islands for our personnel." The Ponderosa fire burned more than 27,000 acres of mostly forest land east of Redding in August. Some 133 structures burned, including 52 homes. In addition, many landown- ers lost their private forests to the fire. Sierra Pacific Industries lost more than 17,000 acres - the greatest loss the compa- ny has every experienced in a single wildfire event. Sierra Pacific will close its lands in the Ponderosa Fire and other major fire areas to general public access and hunting until further notice for the safety of the public and for those who are working in the salvage effort. Resource management committee to meet A response to letters from the Indian Creek Decree com- munity and Gordon Keller of Genesee Geotechnical is among the topics on the agen- da for the Wednesday, Oct. 3, executive committee meeting of Feather River Coordinated Resource Management. Other items include an up- date for the joint study of fed- eral and state environmental analysis processes, a resource advisory council proposal for pond-and-plug monitoring, maintenance funding, support for a Greenhorn Creek pro- ject, and a clarification of the roles between the committee and the Plumas Corporation board of directors. Committee members in- clude Plumas County Super- visor Lori Simpson; Plumas National Forest Supervisor Earl Ford, Feather River Re- source Conservation District representative Phil Noia, Sierra Valley Resource Con- servation District represen- tative John Olofson and member at large Jeff Carmichael. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Plumas National Forest Supervisor's Office, located at 159 Lawrence St. in Qalncy. Those unable'o attend may call in on a conference line at (888) 858-2144, and en- ter the access code 4267048. ATTENTION FRC STUDENTS ! Keep up with local news, advertising, sports, , politics and opinions...be in the know! STUDENT SPECIAL 6 month subscriptio mailed to you in Quincy 10 Offer good through Oct. 31, 2012 to Quincy addresses only. Must be a current, full-time FRC student. Logue water rights bill signed into law watermaster services for In- dian Valley in Plumas Coun- ty with defined boundaries of jurisdiction, defined pow- ers and a board of directors made up of local residents to oversee the operation of the district. The Department of Water Resources provides current watermaster services. Due Northstate Assemblyman and Chief Republican Whip Dan Logue announced Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1578 to empower local water rights. Logue's bill passed both legislative houses unanimously. AB 1578 creates a new special district to provide DAVID J. HEASLETT 3mCag to budget difficulties in re- cent years, the state has increased fees as much as 500 percent for some water rights holders. "Water is the lifeblood of the Northstate," said Logue. "I'm happy that the gover- nor agreed with me in tak- ing one small step to ensure locals have a chance to man- age their resources." "The governor and I may not see eye to eye on water policy in California, but I am glad he at least recog- nized the need for local in- put in this instance," Logue added. "I will continue to fight to ensure Northstate farmers and residents have a say with what happens to their water." The bill is now known as Chapter 345 of the Statutes of 345. We Have Our Hands in Everything. Your home improvement projects are in good hands with our team. 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