The Yuba Project
The Yuba Project is a 14,545 acre project in Sierra County that encompasses National Forest system lands. The Yuba project is a collaborative project between the National Forest Foundation, the Tahoe National Forest, the Yuba Water Agency, and Blue Forest Conservation. The National Forest Foundation has taken lead on implementing projects on approximately 5,690 of these acres. Treatments are proposed to enhance watershed health through improving forest health and resilience to changing climatic conditions, reducing surface and ladder fuels to a level that would allow safe fire suppression, and improving wildlife habitat. Immediate action is needed to achieve the following goals:
- Improve the resilience and adaptive capacity of the red fir and mixed-conifer forest ecosystem.
- Improve public safety along roads, trails, and distribution lines in the Project area.
- Reduce fuel loading in areas of dense, smaller trees and thick undergrowth
- Improve the quality of forage for wildlife, including deer, in the project area.
- Reintroduce fire into the Project area's fire adapted ecosystems.
- Decommission existing roads that are either unauthorized or unneeded.
- Restore degraded meadow ecosystems
- Enhance recreational and scenic values.
Visit our interactive project map to learn more about the Yuba project. See maps, videos, and pictures of where forest health treatments will occur and what type of equipment will be used to implement the project.
The work being done by the National Forest Foundation on the Yuba project would not be possible without our partners. NFF would like to recognize:
- The USDA Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest
- Blue Forest Conservation
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
- The Yuba Water Agency
Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.