In January, it was announced that the Plumas National Forest would receive an investment of approximately $273 million for Community Protection Project as a Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscape. The Plumas is one of 21 identified landscapes in the Western United States as high-risk firesheds.
Moving forward, the Claremont Project will transition to implementation, including timber removal, thinning and prescribed burning. To help complete this work, the forest is starting with establishing more than $15 million in agreements with local and agency partners and identifying approximately 15,000 acres for initial treatment. More information will be shared as those agreements are finalized and work begins, including what area residents and visitors can expect as work starts in the forest.