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Watershed Stewardship and Water Supply: A Tour of NID’s Recent Forestry Project at Scotts Flat Reservoir

April 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NID has nearly completed a 3-year healthy forest project at Scotts Flat Campground to address many factors that affect wildfire risk, watershed and forest health, and long-term water security. The Sierra Nevada region is facing significant threats, such as catastrophic wildfire, that are linked to decades of fire suppression, increasing human presence and development into rural areas, overcrowded forests, and a changing climate. Furthermore, CAL FIRE has ranked Scotts Flat as a Very High Fire Severity Zone based on its slope, brush, and tree density. In partnership with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and CAL FIRE, NID has responded to this situation by initiating a program on District-owned lands to accelerate fire fuels reduction projects in portions of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds. Projects like this one within the Deer Creek sub-watershed will restore and maintain healthy, fire-resilient landscapes, while protecting water supply and quality in central Nevada County.

Please join Nevada Irrigation District staff on a tour at Scotts Flat Reservoir to learn more about the Scotts Flat Fire Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Project. Please bring water, comfortable shoes, clothing layers, and binoculars.

Event Registration:

Please register for the tour with the following link:


If you do not have access to the internet, please call Amber or Cameron in the Watershed Resources Division at Nevada Irrigation District. We will need your first name and last initial as well as the number of participants in your group.

RSVP (M-F; 8am – 5pm): (530) 273-6185, Extension #337


Amber Leavitt


Scotts Flat Campground Gate 1
Scotts Flat Campground Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
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