Yuba Water Agency is excited to support Tahoe National Forest in sharing that its draft environmental impact statement for the North Yuba Landscape Resilience Project is now available for public review and comment. Through fuels reduction efforts, including forest thinning and prescribed fire, the project seeks to improve and restore forest health and resilience, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, protect and secure water supplies, and protect communities from the effects of high-severity wildfire and climate change in the North Yuba River watershed.
The project proposal was informed by collaboration with the North Yuba Forest Partnership, which includes a diverse group of partners working to promote ecologically-based forest management solutions within the North Yuba River watershed.
Since 2018, Yuba Water has been working with Tahoe National Forest and the North Yuba Forest Partnership on prioritizing forest restoration projects within the 275,000-acre North Yuba Landscape. As our primary source watershed, the health and resilience of the North Yuba River watershed is critical to our mission. This planning effort is an important step toward reaching our shared goals and moving this vital work forward.
The full announcement from the Tahoe National Forest along with the draft EIS and additional information can be found here. Comments must be postmarked or timestamped no later than midnight, Jan. 3, 2023.