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Nevada Irrigation District to host Scotts Flat forestry project tour

Nevada Irrigation District staff is planning a tour at Scotts Flat Reservoir to learn more about the Scotts Flat fire fuels reduction and healthy forest project, according to a release.

The tour is featured as part of Know Your Watershed month, and is free of charge and open to everyone.

NID has initiated the third year of its 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.

In partnership with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Cal Fire, NID has initiated a program on district-owned lands to accelerate fire fuels reduction and selective forest thinning projects in portions of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds.

The tour was 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Scotts Flat Campground Gate 1 off Highway 20 in Nevada City.

The tour is expected to last about two hours. Organizers recommend bringing water, comfortable shoes, clothing layers and binoculars.

Source: Nevada Irrigation District

Editor’s Note: This story has been changed to show the correct day of the event.

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