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The SVRCD Forest Program was developed in 2018 to extend SVRCD's work upslope and meet the need for increased pace and scale of forest restortaion and fuel reduction activities in Siskiyou County. The Forest Team engages in collaborative planning and implemention on a diverse range of upland projects including fuels reduction, forest restoration, meadow enhancement, prescribed fire, road improvements, and strategic planning.  

The Forest Team works with federal, state, and local agencies, Tribes, non-profit organizations, community groups, private landowners, local contractors, and industrial timber companies, Since 2018, the Forest Team has treated over 500 acres, secured over $6 million in funding, and is working to implement over 4,000 acres of treatments. 



The Forest Program believes in collaboration and partnerships to maximize treatment effectiveness. We proudly coordinate with numerous stakeholders. Below is a sample of the parterns we engage with:  

  • Klamath National Forest
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County
  • Yreka Area Fire Safe Council
  • Mount Shasta Fire Safe Coucil
  • Scott River Watershed Council
  • Mid Klamath Watershed Council 
  • Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
  • Siskiyou Land Trust
  • The McConnell Foundation
  • North Coast Resource Partnership
  • Watershed Research and Training Center
  • Michigan-California Timber Company
  • Acer Klamath Forests



All of the funding for the Forest Program to date is secured through grant programs and contracts to implement the important forest health projects throughout the district. Funds have been provided by numerous state and federal prgrams including: 

  • CAL FIRE's California Climate Investments (CCI) Fire Prevention
  • US Forest Service's Resource Advisory Committee Title II
  • Department of Conservation's Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation