Three local agencies in Nevada County have been awarded grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) for forest resilience projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest health in the region.
The grant recipients are:
The grant funding was awarded on March 2nd by the SNC at their quarterly Board meeting. The SNC is a state agency that initiates, encourages, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region.
“Nevada City is excited about partnering with SNC and the other stakeholders to address one of the most existential threats to our City’s existence. This funding will help mitigate the potential of wildfires in the most heavily forested area within City limits, which will ultimately protect the entire City from devastation,” said Doug Fleming, Mayor of Nevada City.
This suite of projects furthers long-standing goals in Nevada County to direct resources toward the risk of wildfire that is especially pervasive in and around the steep canyons associated with local watersheds. “Taken in sum, these projects will protect life and property, important habitat, critical infrastructure, and beloved recreational resources like the South Yuba River and the Deer Creek Tribute Trail. Nevada County OES is thrilled to see this investment in our community,” said OES Senior Analyst Alex Keeble-Toll.
For more information about these projects or other SNC programs, please visit the Sierra Nevada Conservancy website.