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Feather River Bulietin Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 3A New county auditor Roberta Allen finishes up her work as a certified public accountant with Bequette and Kimmel before she takes on her new duties Nov. 1 as Plumas County auditor. The Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Allen to the position during its Oct. 9 meeting. The supervisors had interviewed Allen during open session the preceding week. Allen is a Plumas County native who resides in Greenville; she has two grown children, Emily and Joey. The flowers behind her were sent from the Plumas County Assessor's Office to welcome her. Photo by Debra Moore CRM nator ex monitoring Alicia Knadler This funding typically cov- because they are more close- Indian Valley Editor ers the first year or two post- ly related to projects. project. Mink recently applied to "In our grant-funded world, the Plumas County Resource With the demand for more long-term monitoring has al- Advisory Committee for such monitoring of the watershed ways been difficult to get funding. restoration projects, Plumas funding for," Mink said. "It's Her stated goals are to re- Corporation's Feather River odd because everybody wants visit some projects to evalu- Coordinated Resource Man- the data, but nobody wants to ate stability and whether or agement Project Coordinator pay for it." not they met stated goals. Leslie Mink is offering an ex- She said the group has Her proposal was rejected, planation Of funding for such been fortunate in securing so now she is writing a simi- work. money to cover its watershed lar proposal to the Natural "We have two types ofmon- monitoring efforts for the Resources Conservation Ser- itoring," she said. past 12 years, vice (NRCS) on the national Watershed monitoring is "Current funding for thislevel, with Dr. Sherm Swan- done in partnership with oth- activity will expire in Decem- son, a range and riparian spe- er agencies, bet 2013," she added. "We've cialist with the University of Staff members will cover been in this boat before, but Nevada, Reno as a major flow stations and check chan- money is so tight right now, partner. " nelconditions. I'm not sure if we will be able "I'm not sure what our Project monitoring is alsoto continue the same level of chances are of getting this done in partnership with oth- watershed monitoring thatfunding," she said. "But the er agencies, with an ap- we have in past." folks at NRCS that I have proach focused on more pro- Only a few stations will be talked to are interested in ject-level parameters, funded after that, she added, seeing it get funded." or mo e superv rlum isor ca IIs a n lug Alicia Knadler Indian VaKley Editor Plumas National Forest Su- pervisor Earl Ford called for a moratorium on pond-and- plug projects on public lands. He was speaking Oct. 3 at the Feather River Coordinat- ed Resource Management Ex- ecutive Committee meeting. Ford called for the morato- rium on public lands only af- ter the current project, Last Chance Creek Phase II, is done. Due to the number of con- cerns with this project, Randy Wilson of the Plumas County Planning Department said public scoping would be- gin all over again with a field trip Friday, Oct. 19. The project is wholly on the forest and is funded with state money, so joint notices Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 are required for both the Cal- plug projects and their effica- ifornia and national environ- cy. mental quality acts. "I don't want debate about All who attend will take apond-and-plug to stop good fresh look at what exactly the work being done," he said. problems are, and then allFord also stressed the im- feasible and possible solu- portance of post-project tions and alternatives, maintenance and monitor- If pond-and-plug is dropped ing. from the project, the grant "We've got to have a whole might have to be modified,project before we go out and Wilson added, start scratching dirt," he Ford wants to see more said. 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Field trip to Last Chance ned Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor The controversial pond- and-plug Last Chance Phase II Project has gone back to the drawing board for a fresh take on the situation. The decision to begin again and look for other. alternatives was made after a meeting with Forest Service and Plumas County officials, a fresh look at the problems They also discussed the and help identify solutions logistics of a joint public no- and alternatives. tice process, since two are Participants should bring required: one on the state lunch and water enough level, the other national, to last the day to the Ante- Many, if not all, possible lope Lake dam by 8:30 a.m. stakeholders were sent invi- The county and Forest tations to this meeting of Service officials also agreed the minds, to try to work on a joint All those interested may environmental document attend a Friday, Oct. 19,to lessen public confusion field trip to the project area, and streamline the public where participants will take processes. Illl . ! I I IIIIII. . I I I I LIP' AUTUMN SPECIAL Change Oil & Filter (up to 5 Brake Check (without wheelpuiO *CooMg System Check *50 pt. 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