Irrigation Water and Green House Gasses
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Call Sarah for more info (530)534-0112 ext. 122
Ground Water Monitoring and Reporting
Butte County OHV and Trails Network
On March 2, 2015, the Butte County Department of Public Works submitted a preliminary application for grant funds from the California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program to provide OHV trail maintenance on 48 miles of Maintenance Level 2 Roads in the Plumas National Forest and 39.7 miles of the County-maintained Concow, Dixie and French Creek Roads. The proposed Work would consist of maintaining road and trails, clearing downed trees, brushing, assuring adequate drainage, repairing and replacing signs, and installing and maintaining barriers to restrict travel off designated routes. Maintenance activities on the Plumas National Forest ML 2 roads would be performed by the Cal Fire and volunteers from local OHV clubs. Maintenance activities on the County-maintained Concow, Dixie and French Creek Roads would be performed by County road crews and volunteers from local OHV clubs. All work would be supervised by a Project Coordinator from the Butte County Resource Conservation District.
Butte County Public Works also submitted a grant application to identify the required mitigation to add trails from the 2010 FEIS Plumas National Forest Public Motorized Travel Management Appendix A to the Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and for a feasibility study to obtain an easement or right-of-way on Four Trees Road from Hwy 70 to Plumas National Forest.
The applications may be viewed by directing your browser to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx and selecting “Preliminary Review Application” on the lower left of the screen. A 30 day public review and comment period begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015, and ends Monday, April 6, 2015. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to the preliminary application submitted to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the 2014/15 grant cycle. Public comments shall be submitted to both the Applicant as well as the OHMVR Division by emailing the contact person listed on the preliminary application and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at email@example.com. NOTE: The contact person may be found in their notice to the public or in the ‘General Application Requirements’ under items 3. Contact, Project Administrator.
The California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division will post Application Results - Intent to Award at the above website on June 1, 2015, followed by a 30 day appeal period from June 2 to July 2, 2015. On July 3, 2015 final awards will be posted on the website upon resolution of any appeals.
Please contact the Department of Public Works at 530.538.7681 with any comments or questions.
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Public Review and Comment Instructions (2015) 3/2/2015 1.1 MB
Butte County Forest Advisory Committee(FAC) This link will take you to the Butte County Forest Advisory Committee page. You can view agenda minutes and contact information.
CA Off Highway Motor Vehicular Recreation(OHMVR)
This link will take you to Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation home page. From here you can review and comment on grants, review laws, review State Vehicular Recreation Areas and other OHV related topics.
partnership benefits wildlife and local 4-H youth
An exciting partnership has been formed between the Butte County Resource Conservation District and the Butte County 4-H Youth Development Program. Through this partnership nesting boxes are built, sold and distributed to farmers/ranchers and local community.
Each nesting box sold raises funds which go directly back into the 4-H club. These funds are used to support the many activities the 4-H Youth Development Program offers its members.
4-H youth build the Owl, Duck, Bird and Bat Boxes. Butte County RCD takes orders and distributes the boxes to farmers and ranchers involved in conservation projects and programs.
Each of these boxes has been designed to provide a suitable cavity for nesting as well as to provide protection from predators. BCRCD also provides specific installation instructions.
The wildlife nesting boxes are available to any county resident interested in providing wildlife habitat on their property.
Contact: Sarah Reynolds at 530-534-0112 ext. 122 for more details.