Yuba Foothills Healthy Forest Project

A recent $4.5 million grant from Cal Fire benefits Yuba Water’s ongoing efforts to support healthier, more resilient forests in an area that has experienced numerous wildfires over the course of the past 22 years.

These funds will be used for the Yuba Foothills Healthy Forest Project, a collaborative effort that includes Yuba Water Agency, Cal Fire, the Plumas National Forest, Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council, private landowners and local residents. 

This grant will support significant biomass removal treatments on 5,375 acres in the Yuba County foothills, all of which are adjacent to communities with limited resources for fire risk reduction efforts, including Oregon House, Dobbins, Brownsville, Challenge and Rackerby. These treatments will improve forest health and reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire within a “Project Impact Zone” that spans more than 71,000 acres and includes an estimated 2,721 structures. 

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