Plumas Emergency Forest Restoration Team (EFoRT)

Funded by CALFIRE and USDA State and Private Forestry, this wildfire recovery program assist Plumas County Non-industrial Private Forest (NIPF) landowners that were impacted by the North Complex and Beckwourth Complex in 2020 and the Dixie Fire in 2021.

Restoration practices provided to landowners include no-cost technical assistance for fire recovery such as a site visit from one of three Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) working with the program, mechanical site preparation, reforestation, and follow-up release treatments. Landowners can enroll in the program through an online form. Currently, all newly enrolled landowners are being placed on a wait list.

In 2022, 236 landowners enrolled in the program with over 9,000 acres of treatable land. 460.5 acres were site prepped within this first year of work and an expected 800 will be ready for reforestation in the spring of 2023.

The Emergency Forest Restoration Team (EFoRT) is headed by the RCD and includes partner input from the Plumas County Firesafe Council, Maidu Summit Consortium, University of California Cooperative Extension, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and CALFIRE.