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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5B Local land managers discuss hazardous fuel reduction Public and private land managers win meet to discuss the coordination of hazardous fuel reduction projects during the March meeting of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council on Thursday. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Plumas County Planning &amp; Building Services office, located at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m. Each year private and public forest land managers gather to present the hazardous fuel reduction projects that they have accomplished, and those projects that are planned for this year or for future years. This collaborative meeting is used by the council to update the Plumas County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The CWPP is an active document that fire safe councils use to seek grant funds for community assistance programs such as defensible space assistance for senior or disabled citizens, hazardous fuel reduction projects and the Firewise community education project. Countywide, commercial, industrial and public land managers have worked aggressively to lessen the impacts of wildfire across the landscape. To date the PCFSC has assisted more than 22 communities in efforts to reduce their hazardous fuel conditions. These projects utilize funding from grants, from the sale of forest products resulting from the forest treatments, and from landowner contributions. Since 2003, the council has used this funding on private lands to complete more than 2,500 acres of treatments and presently has funding commitments for additional projects that will treat more than 1,100 acres. The only way humans can reduce wildfire intensity and spread from embers is to reduce fuel loading. This can be done by thinning the forest of smaller trees and ladder fuels; these treatments make our forests safer and healthier. Once ladder fuels (small trees) are removed there is a corresponding decrease in the likelihood that surface fires will become crown fires, which generate embers. Embers are the largest threat to homes and communities, as they can start new fires up to a mile out in front of the main fire. These treatments try to accomplish mechanically what historically frequent, low-intensity fire used to do. Treated forests are more fire resilient, and this makes both communities and firefighters safer. The mission of the council is "To reduce the loss of natural and human-made resources caused by wildfire through Plumas County Fire Safe Council Gold Mtn. HFR - CA FSC 2008 Hazardous fuel reduction projects are a major focus of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council. Members and guests will meet tomorrow morning to discuss the projects and more. Photo courtesy Plumas County Fire Safe Council Firewise Community programs and prefire activities." The Plumas County Fire Safe Council invites residents with an interest in preventing and mitigating impacts from wildland fires to their homes and their communities to become members. The council is a coalition of citizens, businesses, fire departments and representatives of local, state and federal government agencies. To see a map of countywide hazardous fuel reduction efforts, the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and a county fuels assessment and strategy, or to get assistance in developing a community hazardous fuel reduction project, visit INDIAN VALLEY, from page 1B "Green's Hotel." Because of the popularity of the "hotel," the town was eventually named Greenville. By 1864 the mines in Round Vaney began to dry up and, with that, its residents started deserting the area. By 1870 Round Valley was a ghost town. By 1877 Greenville was expanding quickly and within a year the population doubled. By 1882, Greenville was the second largest town in Plumas County with 500 residents. The next year it became the largest town in the valley, followed closely by Crescent Mills and Taylorsville. Crescent Mills J.W. Pulsifer built the first house in, Crescent Mills in 1861-62. By 1866 mining claims throughout other areas of the valley were becoming fruitless. Several claims in Crescent Mills, however, were so successful that the town grew to be similar in size to Greenville. In 1880, the Green Mountain Mine located in Crescent Mills was considered the largest in the county. By 1882, Crescent Mills was the fourth largest town in Plumas County. As Indian Valley grew, railroads were built, school districts were established within every individual community and social events such as dances and baseball games became a highlight of local activities. For a more detailed timeline of the historic events surrounding Indian Valley, visit the Cy Hall Memorial Museum during business hours. The museum will open for the season in the spring. SATURDAY March 29, 2014 8:30- 3:30 pm Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments In Early Education Join us for a FREE workshop Examining attitudes about challenging behaviors and understanding social emotional development. Pre-Registration required email for form Margaret Bame and Sue Boling from the California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation Network will work with early educators to enhance their environments using reflective practices. For more information call Pam Becwar at 283-6500 ext 234 Sponsored by the Plumas Early Education & Child Care Council, Plumas Children's Council, SCFO Headstart, and PLUMAS RURAL SERVICES P, IFIRST5 ....wr.,..,--.. L lp L U M A S Read aft about it on our Website! oSIR[SS_FR[[ Don't wait until the last minute! 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