Landowner Assistance Program

The Feather River RCD’s Landowner Assistance Programs provide no-cost assistance for landowners regarding fire recovery, erosion control, fuels reduction, timber stand improvement, and other resource interests and concerns. Landowners who request assistance can have RCD staff assess their property and provide management recommendations.

Conservation Technical Assistance

The RCD is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency within the US Department of Agriculture committed to working with farmers and landowners to improve soil, water, plant, animals, air, and related natural resources. The RCD and NRCS are working together to enroll landowners in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to provide technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices.

Post-Fire Technical Assistance

This program came about in response to the North Complex Fire of 2020 and the need of affected landowners for technical and financial assistance with recovery. The program now encompasses those affected by the Dixie Fire and anyone interested in managing their forestlands, rangelands, and farms. This program includes reforestation and site preparation post-fire. RCD staff will assess property, provide recommendations, and connect landowners to federal, state, and county programs.

Here are other programs RCD staff often refer landowners to:

CalFire Forest Improvement Program:
A cost-share assistance program for private and public ownerships containing 20 to 5,000 acres of forest land. Helps with costs of management planning, reforestation, timber stand improvement, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, and land conservation practices.

Plumas County Fire Safe Council
Provides assistance opportunities for fire prevention including Senior/Disabled Defensible Space assistance, a County-wide Chipping program, Community Hazardous Fuel Reduction treatments, and Firewise educational consultations.