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IOA Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Terry Benoit, Plumas Corporation/Feather River Coordinated Resource Management hydrologist, demonstrates restoration techniques to a group of Quincy High School seventh-graders along Little Schneider Creek. Photos by Rob Wade Quincy High School seventh-graders display their enthusiasm for restoration after getting wet and cold staking more than 100 willows in an area along Little Schneider Creek. "Except for hold- ing tools incorrectly at times, the students impressed Feather River Coordinated Resource Man- agement staff," said Students as Stewards Project Coordinator Rob Wade. What do seventh-graders shed, they and their teachers Plumas Corporation and the from Quincy, eighth- through are all recent participants in Feather River Coordinated Re- 10th-graders from Westwood, the Students as Stewards Pro- source Management group. and llth- and 12th-graders jeCt. , Through Students as Stew- from Chester have in cam-Students as Stewards is aards, local students recently man? Besides citizenship in Plumas Resource Advisory toured a past or present water- the upper Feather River water- Committee funded project of shed restoration site, dis- cussing the costs and benefits of different restoration ap- proaches. Students learned. how different values can result in different approaches and re- sults when attempting to re- spond to degraded watershed areas. These field trips included the opportunity to practice willow staking, an approach to enhancing riparian habitat and bank stability through na- tive re-vegetation. In support of these field trips, Plumas Corporation staffers Gia Mar- tynn, Terry Benoit and Kara Rockett, and U.S. Forest Ser- vice hydrologist Kelby Gar- diner, guided students through their hands-on experi- ence. "The teachers and kids really impressed us with their energy and focus," said Rob Wade, project coordinator. "Problems do not have to re- Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Watershed Coordinator Gia Martynn demor~strates the correct way to stake willows along Little Schneider Creek to seventh-grade students from Quincy High School. main problems; they can be- come possibilities to make the world a better place and en- hance the education of our lo- cal youth," said Wade. "On three foggy, wet and cold au- tumn days students took mat- ters into their own hands and left these areas better than they found them. 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