The Plumas Audubon Society has been awarded $100,000 for the Quincy Watershed Improvement Project (QWIP) by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. This project will complete the necessary planning and environmental compliance to implement a Watershed Improvement Plan in the upper Feather River watershed, near Quincy, California. QWIP will create a 665-acre fire break near the southern border of Quincy, north of the footprint of the Minerva fire on Forest Service lands and on American Valley Community Services District property. Initial planning will require wildlife, archaeology, soils, hydrology, botany, and forestry surveys in addition to preparation of NEPA and CEQA documents. Plumas Audubon Society is currently seeking consultants for archaeology, soils, hydrology, botany, and forestry surveys.
Partners for this project include Feather River Resource Conservation District (FRRCD), American Valley Community Services District (AVCSD), Plumas National Forest (PNF) Plumas County Fire Safe Council, Plumas County, and private land owners. With support of $99,996.76 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to complete this planning project, the QWIP will be ready for implementation in fall of 2020.
Plumas Audubon Society is currently seeking consultants to implement archaeology, soils, hydrology, botany, and forestry surveys. The Request for Proposals will be available to download by March 15, 2019. Inquire below.
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.