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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1A Meeting will discuss status of Heart K Ram Feather River Land Trust will host an informational meeting April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Taylorsville about the Heart K $2.5 million loan pay- off. Call 283-5758 or check (events) for the actual location. The land trust staff will be available to discuss the status of the loan payment, potential funding and a member-donor fundraising campaign. Questions and ideas from the public are encouraged. The protection of the Heart K Ranch in perpetuity would be an incredible achievement for FRLT, the nearby commu- nity, the region and California as a whole. Why? The proper- ty personifies a place where diverse people can connect to the land through recreation, restoration, inspiration, agri- Keeping the property in tl e hands of the Land Tru;t would allow public access o its forest, meadow and wate :- ways. It would allow laBd trust staff and volunteers o repair the damage done to Rs stream banks and manage Rs forests for decreased fire risk and carbon sequestration. Perhaps most importantly, owning the ranch would al- low the land trust to restore and protect the historic and cultural resources that cou M never be replaced were thqy to be lost to development or misuse. The original intent behind the purchase of the Heart Ranch was to protect a cu turally, ecologically and hi torically important piece q land from subdivision an development by other ent ties. FRLT purchased tt K 1- 3- )f d i- e Ich loan payoff Conservancy in 2006, in re- sponse to TNC's decision to sell the property to one or more private conservation buyers. Had the property been pur- chased by another private en- tity, public access, ecological restoration and education would not have been priori- ties, if these activities were allowed at all. FRLT's work to preserve the Heart K has been a long and difficult process. The land trust received a $1 mil- lion grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in April 2008. In August 2008, this grant was rescinded in response to the state attorney general's opinion that Proposition 84 funds could not be used for debt reduction. The land trust has since making up for the funding gap with the help of the Northern Sierra Partnership. NSP is an alliance of conser- vation-oriented groups in the Sierra Nevada that have pooled [heir collective re- sources for the benefit of the region. NSP has agreed to help with the payoff of the loan up to $1.5 million, an amount that the land trust hopes will act as leverage for local and foundation fundraising. For more information about the status of the loan payment and how communi- ty members can help, join the land trust staff April 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Taylorsville or call the Feather River Land Trust at 283-5758. PRECIPITATION REPORT tional funding provided t the Department of Conserv ]- heavy equipment tires will be Dale Knutsen Special to Feather Publishing The old saying held true about "If March comes in like a lion, it will leave like a lamb." The Lake Almanor Basin certainly heard the roar this year as we began the month with rain and snow, both in substantial amounts; then things quieted down. The total water received was 6.16 inches, including the water content of 24 inches of snowfall. Both figures are above the long-term average for the month and were welcome additions. The Basin ended the month with a season total of 143 inches of snow (113 per- cent of average) and 26.21 inches of total precipitation (91 percent of average for this point in the season). April moisture tends to fall off significantly, with an expectation of only about two inches of additional moisture for an average month and less than eight inches of new snowfall. The season's dry snow and limited early rainfall has left the Basin in an odd situation where there is now a reasonable amount of water in the ground for the local forest but a limited snowpack for spring runoff, which is needed to recharge both nearby and down- stream reservoirs. The thin snowpack may also lead to early drying of the forest floor, which is a fire safety concern. culture and education, property from The Natu] e been somewhat successful in  Buildyour own Free tire disposal May 2 00Burrito or Sandwich May 2 Plumas County resl nlgaIntnegB::ddWa;: aM:di - P°oeAut:h:rYnesses, rims, dents can dispose of up to y large semi-truck, tractor or Burrito -" pork or chicken tion Litter Grant, is spo sored by the Plumas Coun Department of Public Worl and the Rural Countie Environment Services Joi] - accepted. The disposal is sub- y ject to early closure if trailer :s is full as funding is limited. ;' For additional information, it call 283-6268. nine passenger truck or car tires free at the Chester Transfer Station at the inter- section of Highway 36 and County Road 322. Drop-off is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The disposal, funded by a grant from the Califor- USFS burn lsth a..ual ..-"'"-.. . ° : . $pnng Fling :- One ". C P. Ad- a.. : dozeneggs ° .... URIL . ....... % , nloclen in plain . w . . . g Egg Hunt • sight, contammg . ’ ..:gifts and discount i. t coupons and • "The Grand : Golden Egg" o 10-5 Sun. Open Mon.-Sat. • - Hwy 89, Crescent Mills 284-6016 (includes fruit & soda) .................... Sandwich - ham roast beef, turkey or salami (includes chips, fruit & soda) .................. Salad Bar (Pile it on a Mile High!!) .................... OFFEE H Open Mon-Sat: 6:30am - 4:30pm 539 Main Street, Chester Next to Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber, permits available Saturday, April 18, the U.S.F.S. will have booths available at the Evergreen Market in Greenville and at the K & S Market in Portola to issue burn permits. April 10th 10am-5pm (participants must be 18 yrs or older ... one egg per person) Check • s55° Photo featured are not actual clients or area residents. Integrative Counseling Services, Inc. • Couples • Adolescents • Adults • Individuals • Bio Feedback • Optimum Performance Consulting • EAP and Assessments Rick Riddle, Ph.D. PSY20464 Robin Riddle, Ph.D. PSY18488 257-5462 Private offices in Susanville Starting at P155/80SR-13 A quality all season tire featuring the latest in radial design and a 70,000 mile warranty. 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