Landowner Assistance Program

The Feather River RCD’s Landowner Assistance Program provides no-cost technical assistance for landowners regarding fire recovery, erosion control, fuels reduction, timber stand improvement and other resource interests and concerns.

The 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. Landowners who request assistance can have RCD staff assess their property, provide management recommendations, and connect you to county, state and federal programs that can provide financial help with implementing conservation practices.

The RCD is a close partner 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 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a cost-sharing program that helps landowners plan and implement conservation practices. EQIP can help with everything from reforestation to erosion control, fuel break construction, integrated pest management, wildlife habitat and cover cropping. Contact NRCS District Conservationist Ben McNally for more information on EQIP:

Ben McNalley
(530)-283- 9109 ext 102

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.