|Ken Tate UCDavis Watershed Specialist and
Holly George Plumas-Sierra UCCE Advisor
work with the local monitoring team
|Developing Management Plans
with UC Davis Rangeland Watershed Specialist
|Stream Flow & Temperature Measurements
The 2011 Irrigated Lands Program monitoring will begin with the initial sampling event in May.
A coalition wide Management Plan will be part of the 2011 season activities to respond to water quality concerns
identified during the 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons. Nutrient Management Surveys were conducted in 2010.
Further surveys and educational outreach may be a part of the coalition-wide plan to help document successful
management measures by agriculture dischargers and identify opportunities for further implementations.
UFRWG is coordinating with the NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) and the Plumas County Flood
Control and Water Conservation District to provide financial and technical assistance to help interested ranchers
and farmers to develop water quality and conservation projects for their individual ranch and farm operations that will
help meet water quality goals of the of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. Five landowner implementation
projects have been selected for Plumas Watershed Forum Funding for the first round of applications. Interested
landowners should contact Dan at NRCS 520-283-1175, or Carol at UFRWGroup 530-823-8815,
or Brian at the Flood Control District 283-6243.
UFRWG will be partnering with other local organizations (SV-RCD, Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen's Association and
Sierra County Firesafe and Watershed Council and/or others to conduct our annual Ranch Field Day for 2011.
These voluntary tours & workshops are designed to help landowners share success stories and identify and achieve
their own production and management goals as we strive to meet state water quality goals together.
http://californiarangeland.ucdavis.edu/ Ranch Planning
http://www.awqa.org/farmers/waterquality.html Agriculture Water Quality Alliance
http://ucce-plumas-sierra.ucdavis.edu Plumas-Sierra UCCE under Ag Water Quality
http://rangelandwatersheds.ucdavis.edu/main/projects.htm California Rangeland Watershed Laboratory