Scott River Cooperative Restoration Area
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SUGAR CREEK WATER YIELD ENHANCEMENT STUDY
The Scott River Cooperative Restoration Area (Scott River Watershed, a tributary to the Klamath River) is a very unique and diverse ecosystem area (see map) that has been identified by the various stakeholders. This area is consists of both private and public lands, contains numerous listed species, and has a wide range of management activities. Also located within the area are several endangered species, a wild and scenic river, State, County, private, federally managed roadways and key anadromous stream systems. Influences on the area include the Scott/Klamath TMDL, Incidental Take Permitting, and Coho and Steelhead recovery plans and programs.
For stakeholders within Cooperative Restoration Area to voluntarily cooperate together to manage, protect, sustain, improve or restore ecosystem health throughout the restoration area.
Identified Stakeholders (land owners and managers):
• Klamath National Forest
• Fruit Growers Supply Co.
• Mason, Bruce & Girard
• Timber Products
• Siskiyou County
• Scott River Watershed Coalition of Fire Safe Councils
• Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
• Northern California Resource Center
Identified Collaborative Organizations:
• College of the Siskiyous (Natural Resource Training Program)
• Pacific Forest Trust
• Natural Resource Conservation Service
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• Siskiyou Training & Employment Program (Internship Training Program Support)
• Scott River Watershed Council
• Scott River Watershed Upland Committee
• Siskiyou RCD
The group of stakeholders, within the Restoration Area, through collaboration, will identify and plan project and management activities that will benefit the Restoration Area ecosystems.
Potential Types of Projects and/or Management Activities Could Include:
• Road System Management
• Forest Heath Activities (includes hazardous fuels reduction and commercial extraction)
• Wildlife enhancement
• Fishery enhancement
• Riparian/water quality restoration
• Community fire safety improvement
• Participation does not limit in any way the activities of any single stakeholder on their private or public managed lands.
• Document the relationship between the stakeholders to provide a framework for cooperation concerning management activities necessary to maintain and restore functioning ecosystems within the Restoration Area.
• Provide a framework for providing or acquiring funds through grants or any other sources to perform planning and implementation of projects within the Restoration Area.
• Establish a solid, collective base to influence the ecosystem health activities within the Restoration Area.
• Be supportive of both the collective or individual stakeholder activities.
• Provide an opportunity for creation of jobs.
• Provide an opportunity for natural resource education and training.
• Provide an opportunity for public information, outreach, and education.