Plumas County is weighing in on the Plumas National Forest’s plans for recreation at Lake Davis and it includes snowmobiles.
“This has been controversial,” said Public Works Director Bob Perreault. “There has been so much discussion — so much concern by the stakeholders.”
Many of those stakeholders are snowmobile enthusiasts who were dismayed to see their favorite trails removed from access on Forest Service plans.
Perreault’s alternative, which he was asking the Plumas Board of Supervisors to support, includes snowmobile trails. (See adjacent map.)
Fire restrictions will go into effect June 15 within the Plumas National Forest (public land) according to Earl Ford, forest supervisor. “We’re a couple of weeks early this year because of hot weather and dry woody fuel conditions,” he noted.
Logger Randy Pew feeds logs into the “delimbinator,” a machine that can delimb and debark several logs at a time. Pew demonstrated the machine’s capabilities to representatives from the Forest Service and the timber industry June 5. Photo by Debra Moore
Forest Service personnel and timber industry leaders gathered June 5 just north of Graeagle to get their first look at the “delimbinator” — a device that can delimb a grapple full of logs at one time.
With the 2012-13 fiscal year drawing to a close, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors is looking to next year.
“I think it will be status quo,” said Susan Scarlett, the county’s budget officer.
This year’s Dawn Garden interns prepare a large pile of compost to use during the June 15 compost workshop. The free workshop will be held at 218 Indian Falls Road in Crescent Mills, starting at 10 a.m. From left: Blaze Elation, Silas Kachman and Dwight Hobbs. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
As a way of educating the local community about sustainable agricultural methods, the Dawn Gardens Institute is hosting its annual compost workshop June 15.
This free workshop, which begins at 10 a.m., is designed to help aspiring gardeners start or improve upon their composting systems. The methods described in this workshop are depended upon by Dawn Gardens to maintain and improve the soil fertility of its small-scale organic farm.
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