Comments on the Biological Resources Policy Update and Oak Resources Management Plan Draft EIR

Comments on the Biological Resources Policy Update and Oak Resources Management Plan Draft EIR

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The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation, California Native Plant Society (El Dorado Chapter), and the Maidu Group of the Sierra Club commented on the Biological Resources Policy Update and Oak Resources Management Plan Draft EIR. Thank you for everyone who sent in comment letters. Visit http://www.sierranevadaconservation.org/hot-issues/ to keep updated with future developments.

Final Comment Letter

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Thank You Pillikin Road Volunteers!

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The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation hosted a volunteer restoration work day this past Saturday, August 13th. We restored an unauthorized vehicle route that was impacting a lava cap off Pillikin Road (Mormon Emigrant Trail area). Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped protect sensitive lava caps!

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Thank You Camp Creek Volunteers!

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The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation hosted a volunteer restoration work day near Camp Creek this past Saturday, July 9th. We restored 2 sites, an eroding hill climb and a road within a riparian habitat, that were directly adjacent to Camp Creek. We were lucky to have 7 volunteers from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) from Greenwood join us! We had a great crew of our loyal volunteers, newcomers, and the CCC’s. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped protect the beautiful Camp Creek!6e3bb00f-5565-43f4-93a1-41abf4e79f4b

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Saturday, July 9th Ecological Restoration Event

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CSNC is looking for volunteers to work in the Camp Creek area (near North South Road and Mormon Emigrant Trail) to block an unauthorized vehicle route that is directly impacting sensitive resources in the Eldorado National Forest. At this location, there is a hill climb and an intrusion into a riparian corridor. We will be scattering duff and small woody debris to protect bare soil and large woody debris to break runoff, reduce sedimentation, and prevent vehicles from entering the sensitive habitat.
We are meeting at the Georgetown Library at 8:30 a.m. and the Placerville Raley’s parking lot by the gas station at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP to let us know if you are attending so we won’t leave without you!  We will return by 5 pm. Please dress accordingly for the weather.  Bring plenty of sun protection, such as a hat and a long sleeve shirt, water, a lunch, sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, and anything you might want for a day in the forest. Since we are lucky enough to be near a creek, don’t forget a towel!

For more information or to coordinate travel plans, please email Kayla Youngblood at kayla@sierranevadaconservation.org or call our office at 530-206-7061. Also, Save the Date for Saturday, August 13th for another ecological restoration day!

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SNAP Restoration Day

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The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation hosted a SNAP restoration work day near the Pi-Pi Campground in Somerset, CA this past Monday, June 20th. We restored 2 sites, just over a quarter of a mile of illegal OHV roads, including one site that was shedding soil directly into the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River. We ended the day with a BBQ and enjoying the river that we just protected! Thank you to Bree Lewis, Hannah Drummond, Emily Frey, Alec Arditti, Timmy Jacobs, Sarah Angulo and Evan Portier for joining us!

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Before This illegal OHV road is about a quarter mile long that was eroding sediment into the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River
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This illegal OHV road is about a quarter mile long that was eroding sediment into the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River
After We added a duff layer to prevent further erosion and large woody debris to secure the duff and prevent OHV's from riding through the trail
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We added a duff layer to prevent further erosion and large woody debris to secure the duff and prevent OHV’s from riding through the trail

Pi-Pi Valley Restoration Day

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CSNC staff and volunteers labored in the Sopiago watershed and Pi-Pi Valley areas over the past few weeks to block several unauthorized vehicle routes that are directly impacting sensitive resources on the Eldorado National Forest. On Wednesday, June 1st, we restored multiple sites, including “hill climbs” that are eroding soil into Sopiago Creek. On Thursday, June 9th we repaired additional steep hill climbs in Pi-Pi Valley.

We have some upcoming dates that should be on your calendar! On Saturday, July 9th we will be heading to a higher elevation location in order to beat the heat for another restoration event. Stay tuned for more details. September 16th is another date to save for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Spanky’s Pizza in Placerville! This is the time that CSNC gets to thank our volunteers with a hearty dinner and a great evening.

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Pipi Ecological Restoration

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Don’t forget about our restoration event on Thursday! We are planning on working in the Pipi area near the middle fork of the Cosumnes River, a great spot for lunch! RSVP and we will make sure you are not left behind.

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Join CSNC for Upcoming Watershed Restoration Projects

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CSNC and volunteers will be working in the Sopiago watershed and Elkins Flat OHV area in the next few weeks to block several unauthorized vehicle routes that are directly impacting sensitive resources on the Eldorado National Forest. On Wednesday, June 1st, we’ll be restoring multiple sites near Sopiago Creek, including some hill climb shortcuts that are eroding soil into Sopiago Creek. On Thursday, June 9th we will be repairing resource damage at Elkins Flat OHV area.

Meet at the Georgetown Library at 8:30 a.m. or the Placerville Raley’s parking lot at 9:00 a.m. for any of the 3 dates to carpool to the site.Please RSVP to let us know if you are attending so we won’t leave without you!  We will return by 5 p.m. The weather can be either warm or chilly this time of year, so dress accordingly.  Bring plenty of sun protection, such as a hat and long sleeve shirts, water, a lunch, sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, and anything you might want for a day in the forest.

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