Monday, May 23, 2016

A Win-Win for Local Forests, Watersheds and the Economy in California

Alpine County Supervisor Terry Woodrow; Randy Moore, Regional Forest for the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest; and Steve Wilensky, founding member of the Amador - Calaveras Consensus Group.  Photo: Terry Grillo, Calaveras Enterprise. 
The Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority just signed a 10-year deal with the US Forest Service that is expected to protect watersheds and increase quality water yields, restore resilient landscapes and reduce wildfire risk, and provide jobs to the region.

The agreement is the result of a six-year collaborative effort to between the Watershed Authority, the US Forest Service and Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group - a community-based organization that works to build fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and strong local economies.

“I think this is the future of how we will manage our national forests,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service.  “This will increase the pace and scale of landscape treatment.”
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