Awarded Proposition 1 Projects

Note: The SNC Searchable Grants Map includes all awarded projects including both Proposition 1 and 84 and includes specific information regarding project type, funding date and project descriptions.

Category 1 Projects – Site Improvement Projects  

Hirschman’s Pond Forest Health Project (SNC 828)

IMG_0324.jpgThe project is a partnership between Sierra Streams Institute and the City of Nevada City. This project is a result of a planning grant funded by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. The project site area is 85.34 acres of heavily overgrown mixed-conifer forested landscape. Project work consists of hand-thinning on 63.5 acres, and treating 21 acres for extensive invasive species in order to improve habitat and reduce risk of fire.  


Markleevillage Fuels Reduction Project (SNC 829)

829 Project PhotoLocated on 234 acres of land within the Humboldt-Toyaibe National Forest, the project is a working partnership between Alpine County, the U.S. Forest Service Carson Ranger District, the Alpine Watershed Group, and the Alpine Fire Safe Council. The project will provide multiple watershed benefits, including: increasing forest vigor, improving water filtration ability, augmenting carbon storage capacity, and enhancing wildlife habitat.  


Wolf and Grizzly Creek Municipal Watershed Protection Project ( SNC 837)

837.jpgA joint project of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council and the Plumas National Forest that will complete forest thinning treatments on 498 acres within identified “Priority Watersheds.” The project will contribute to a large scale effort by the Plumas National Forest to create landscape level defensible fuel profile zones that will result in increased resilience to catastrophic wildfire and maintain healthy watershed ecosystems.  


American River Headwaters Improvement Project (SNC 841)

841.jpgUpstream of the Hell Hole and French Meadows Reservoirs, the project will treat 330 acres at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the American River. The forest treatment approach includes protecting established groves of large trees with the long term goal of increasing the diversity of conifer species and age classes. The entire site includes 10,115 acres and will, in part, serve as a research and demonstrate site for landscape-scale ecologically-based forest management.  


Big Tree Creek Watershed Forest Restoration Project (SNC 845)

845_ProjectArea6.JPGThe project will restore 235 acres of the Big Trees State Park to a heterogeneous stand structure and to enhance the watershed through the removal of overstocked under story and shade-tolerant trees. In addition to the SNC funding, CA State Parks is providing funding to provide environmental scientists for the oversight and management of this project.  


Little Butte Creek Forest Health Project, Phase II (SNC 846)

846LittleButteCreekLocated in Butte County near the community of Magalia, the project will complete fuels reduction treatments on 176 acres of overgrown forest lands. Treatment methodologies include thinning, pile burning, chipping, masticating, and pruning. The project area is located within the watershed that supplies drinking water to the Town of Paradise and contributes to a broader forest health initiative being implemented by the Butte County Fire Safe Council.     


Pumpkin Hollow Restoration Project (SNC 851)

851.jpgThis project will promote ecosystem stability and improve both landscape resilience and watershed conditions within the upper headwaters of Blue Creek and Big Meadow Creek. Located on 971 acres in the Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest, treatments will include hand thinning, aspen and meadow restoration, and the construction of 300′ wide shaded fuel breaks.  


Caples Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Project (SNC 853)

853IMG_0390-opt.jpgThis grant to the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) will complete forest management and restoration activities on 6,800 acres within the larger South Fork American River Watershed, which is the primary water supply for more than 110,000 people and businesses served by the EID. Project work will include prescribed fire, meadow restoration, and aspen enhancement, and will be implemented in partnership with the USFS, Eldorado National Forest over a four-year period.  


Bucks Lake Project (SNC 857)

857.jpgLocated 15 miles west of Quincy in the Plumas National Forest, this 342.5 acre project  will protect and enhance Bucks Lake, Haskins Creek, Mill Creek, Lakeshore, and Pat Maloy Ravine. The project area is located in the North Fork Feather Watershed, which includes multiple hydropower facilities and is a major supplier of water to Lake Oroville and the California State Water Project.  The project is the last phase and completes the larger 1,511 acre Bucks Lake Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project.  


Lookout / Upper Pit River Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 865)

865.jpgDirectly west of the Lookout Ranchettes Subdivision in Modoc County, this 900-acre project will thin the overstocked forest and remove highly flammable understory brush. The project area is located in the Lookout / Upper Pit Watershed and feeds Taylor Creek, which flows into the Pit River. The project purpose is to expand restoration efforts in the area that will protect the local water supply and protect the community of Lookout from wildfire.  


Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 866)

866.jpgPart of the larger Diamond Mountain Initiative that will create landscape-level impact, this project will thin 900 acres of overstocked lands 6 miles South of Susanville in Lassen County. The long term project goals include restoring watershed function and forest health in addition to improving local economic conditions and providing biomass feedstock for clean energy production.  


Barry Point Fire Restoration Project (SNC 867)

867.jpgLocated in far northern Modoc County, this project will restore 2,364 acres that were burned in the Barry Point Fire by planting more than 500,000 native ponderosa pine seedlings. The project area includes more than 10 streams that flow into Goose Lake, the headwaters of the Pit River. The effects of this restoration project will include returning the streams to baseline conditions, reducing stream temperatures, minimizing soil erosion, and creating critical wildlife habitat.  

Scotts Flat Reservoir Fuels Treatment Phase III (SNC 873)

873.jpgThe project will implement fuels treatments on 82 acres of land owned by the Nevada Irrigation District on the shoreline of Scotts Flat Reservoir near the community of Cascade Shores. The project will focus on improving forest health, water quality, air quality, and the reduction of fire risk. Scotts Flat Reservoir is an important source of water for communities in Western Nevada County.  

Post-Fire Restoration in the Rubicon Watershed (SNC 879)

879IMG_0377-opt.jpgThis grant to the Placer County Resource Conservation District will remove fire-killed trees and brush, restore five acres of timber landings, and stabilize watershed slopes along a 13-mile stretch of the Rubicon River drainage between Hell Hole Reservoir and the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) facilities at Ralston Afterbay. The entire project area burned at high severity in the 2014 King Fire. The project will be completed in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and a private landowner on 208.5 acres.  

Eastern Madera Wildfire Restoration Project (SNC 880)


This project will complete high-priority conifer reforestation on 350 acres burned in the 2014 French Fire in Madera County. Activities will include removal of fire-killed trees, piling or burning of dead standing trees, and herbicide treatments on 225 acres.This is a joint project between the Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (YSRC&D) and the Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD), has been identified as a Sierra National Forest priority.


Butte Forest Thin – Doe Mill Ridge Watershed Project (SNC 882)


Using forest thinning treatments and low intensity prescribed fire, this project will minimize long term risks of catastrophic fire, control and eradicate invasive species, and restore habitat on 227.5 acres of land managed by the BLM within the Sacramento River Watershed. The project area is located between Little Chico Creek and Butte Creek, both important suppliers of surface water for municipal and agricultural uses.


Beaver Creek Watershed Improvement Project (SNC 884)


Surrounded on three sides by Calaveras Big Trees State Park (CBTSP) in Tuolumne County, this project will treat 336 acres in order to protect the Beaver Creek subwatershed, which drains to the North Fork Stanislaus River and eventually to New Melones Lake. Treatments include non-industrial thinning, removal of slash, and the creation of two fuel breaks that will link open fields and serve as a buffer for the South Grove of CBTSP.


Clarks Valley Wildfire Reduction Project (SNC 887)


Located near Jerseydale in Mariposa County, this project will remove mature dead standing conifers on 175 acres that serve as a strategic buffer between overstocked public lands and Jerseydale. The project directly addresses needs identified in Governor Brown’s Tree Mortality Emergency Proclamation and is being awarded funds from a $1 million apportionment authorized by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board for tree mortality projects.


Lyons-South Fork Watershed Forest Resiliency Project (SNC 897)


The Tuolumne Utilities District will complete forest thinning and fuel reduction treatments on 200 acres within the Stanislaus National Forest. This project will protect a historic flume that acts as the primary water conveyance system for 90 percent of the residents of Tuolumne County. The project directly addresses needs identified in Governor Brown’s Tree Mortality Emergency Proclamation and is being awarded funds from a $1 million apportionment authorized by the SNC Board for tree mortality projects.


Lassen Creek Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 901)


The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District will complete mechanical harvesting of small trees, hand thinning, pruning, mastication, and slash disposal on 250 acres across two privately owned properties located just north of the Lassen National Forest and within the Wildland-Urban Interface zone for the City of Susanville. . Lassen Creek, the main drainage within this watershed and located within the project boundary, is a tributary to the Susan River, an important supply of agricultural  water.


Forest Health and Watershed Improvement through Noxious Weed Management (SNC 909)


The Truckee River Watershed Council will survey 18,000 acres for high-priority noxious weeds, remove infestations of weeds on 1,500 acres, and revegetate native grasses, forbs, and shrubs on 450 acres on USFS- and CDFW-managed lands in Sierra and Nevada counties. The project area was designated as high-priority due to the habitat values and threat from potential wildfire to the municipal water supply at Prosser, Boca, and Stampede Reservoirs.


Gentry Creek Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 911)


This project will treat approximately 300 acres of privately -owned, mixed-conifer timberland surrounded by USFS and BLM-managed lands.The project will fall and remove all dead trees, and remaining slash will be masticated and spread on the forest floor. The project directly addresses needs identified in Governor Brown’s Tree Mortality Emergency Proclamation and is being awarded funds from a $1 million apportionment authorized by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board for tree mortality projects.


Category 2 Projects – Planning Projects

Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 832)


The project will complete surveys, project design, and assessments in order to support a decision by the US Forest Service for future fuel treatments on approximately 3,000 acres of public land.




Magalia Forest Health Management Project (SNC 835)

835Conditions-opt.jpgThe project will identify, map, and describe forest health treatment methodologies on 800 forested acres as well as support a decision towards completion and filing of a California Environmental Quality Act determination document.



Oak Creek Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 843)


Located on the Inyo National Forest, the project will complete the funding and environmental compliance necessary to begin the implementation of the restoration plan and adaptive management of the site.  This is in response to a high intensity fire in 2007 and a subsequent rain event that moved 1.5 million cubic yards of debris, affecting more than 800 acres in the watershed.


Webber Lake Little Truckee River Headwaters Timber Management Plan (SNC 852)

852.jpgAcquired by the Truckee Donner Land Trust in 2012, the property includes more than 3,000 acres of lake, meadow, and conifer forest habitat. Of particular significance is Webber Lake, the headwater lake of the Little Truckee River. The project will complete a Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan (NTMP) that will guide long term management of the overstocked and diseased forest conditions within the watershed.


Sierra Buttes / Gold Lakes Basin Properties Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan (SNC 864)

864.jpgThe project will complete a Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan (NTMP) on 1,525 acres of forested property owned by the Sierra County Land Trust. The NTMP will guide management practices for the property, which is located at the headwaters of the North Fork of the Yuba River and includes multiple lakes, river frontage, and small streams.


South Fork Mokelumne River Watershed Restoration Project (SNC 885)

885.jpgLocated within the Mokelumne Community Forest, this project includes 912 acres on both sides of the South Fork Mokelumne River. Project outcomes will include the analysis and surveys needed to complete NEPA and CEQA for future work. The project directly addresses needs identified in Governor Brown’s Tree Mortality Emergency Proclamation and is being awarded funds from a $1 million apportionment authorized by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board for tree mortality projects.  

Long Gulch Watershed Enhancement Plan (SNC 888)

888.jpgThis project will complete a Watershed Enhancement Plan for the 575-acre Long Gulch Ranch Preserve in Tuolumne County, including a Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan. The project directly addresses needs identified in Governor Brown’s Tree Mortality Emergency Proclamation and is being awarded funds from a $1 million apportionment authorized by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board for tree mortality projects.  


Genesee Valley Watershed Improvement Project (SNC 899)

899-Photo-5-opt.jpgThis grant to the Plumas Audubon Society will complete wildlife and botanical surveys, a cultural resource inventory, and soils and hydrological analyses that will support the completion of environmental documentation on 618 acres on the Plumas National Forest and 221 acres on the privately-owned Heart K Ranch. The work completed under this grant will incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge recommendations from the local Maidu people.

Rice’s Crossing Preserve Forest Management Planning Project (SNC 903)

903Photo8-opt.jpgThis grant to the Bear Yuba Land Trust will complete a Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan that will serve as the functional equivalent to CEQA for a 2,000-acre portion of the Rice’s Crossing Preserve, a 2,706 acre property owned by the Bear Yuba Land Trust. This project will guide future management actions that will reduce the threat of high-intensity wildfires, promote resilient and growing forests, and reduce the threat of watershed damage.


Tasmam Kojom Restoration Management Plan (SNC 908)

908IMG_0213-opt.jpgThis grant to the Maidu Summit Consortium and Conservancy will help complete an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to support future implementation of the Tásmam Kojóm Land Management Plan on Tásmam Kojóm, a 2,326-acre parcel that includes a meadow, streams, springs, and overstocked mixed conifer forest, and is a culturally important place to the Mountain Maidu.