On Thursday, Aug. 10, Friends of Plumas Wilderness and the Feather River Resource Conservation District will lead a Field Trip with Friends: Fire Footprint and Forest Resiliency Tour. Field trip participants will explore a restoration section of the 2017 Minerva Fire.
“The Plumas National Forest has experienced numerous fires of growing size for many years and the challenges of recovery and protection of our forest grow constantly,” said Charles Schrammel, executive director of Friends of Plumas Wilderness. “Come learn about the efforts to repair the damage wrought by these fires and create post-fire resiliency while adjusting to the scale of recent devastation.”
On this Field Trip with Friends, Feather River RCD District Manager Michael Hall will guide participants through current restoration efforts within the Minerva Fire footprint and discuss impacts of the more recent North Complex (2020) and Dixie (2021) fires.
Participants should meet in the Quincy Safeway parking lot at 3:30 p.m. before carpooling up Peppard Flat Road to an overlook within the fire footprint (39.901645, -120.956180). The walk and discussion will take place from approximately 4 to 6 p.m.
Participants are asked to bring water, sturdy shoes for hiking, and a chair to relax in during the discussion. Cold beverages and light snacks will be provided.
Preregistration is appreciated; to register visit http://www.plumaswilderness.org/connect/events-outings/fire-footprint-tour/.
Questions about this event can be directed to Schrammel via firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-208-9549.
Information submitted by Friends of Plumas Wilderness