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Lower Scott River Road Shaded Fuel Break Project

Photos of the project taken from the exact same point before and after.

Project Name: Lower Scott River Shaded Fuel Break Project
Status: Funded and Completed

Project Description This project was a Shaded Fuel Break on the up slope slide of the Scott River Road. It consists of 71acres along 5.8 miles of Scott River Road, starting at the Klamath National Forest boundary west of Scott Bar Mountain Road and easterly along the Scott River Road to the junction with Quartz Valley Road. The section of Scott River Road included in the FSC boundary is a critical use corridor for local residents, recreational users, and emergency services and is a sub-standard, narrow road that passes through areas of dense, steep, woodlands that are immediately adjacent to the road.

The plan is to provide fuels reduction treatment for 100 feet from the road edge on the up slope side. Scott River flows parallel to Scott River Road on the down slope side. Vegetation with less than 8" D.B.H. will be removed to provide a 20-foot base spacing. Trees will be limbed to a minimum of 8 feet from the ground. Multi stem sprouts will be reduced to, 2 or 3 stems. Treatment and removal of the dead and down fuel will reduce the rate of spread of any future fires. Limbed branches and fuels of standing trees to at least 8 feet from the ground will reduce a fire’s ability to spread through ladder fuels.

FSC Collaborators California Department of Forestry (CDF)
Klamath National Forest
Scott Valley Fire Protection District
Fruit Growers Supply Co.
Siskiyou County Road Dept.
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
The Residents and Landowners of the Lower Scott River Fire Safe Council Area

Northern California Resource Center
P.O. Box 342 Fort Jones, California 96032

Sugar Creek Water Yield Study

Scott River Cooperative Restoration Area

Scott Valley and Shasta Valley Watermaster District

French Creek Fire Safe Council



Greater Lake Shastina Fire Safe Council

Quartz Valley Area Fire Safe Council

Rattlesnake Creek Fire Safe Council

Scott Bar Fire Safe Council

Scott Valley Fire Safe Council

Scott River Watershed Coalition of Fire Safe Councils

Seiad Fire Safe Council

Yreka Area Fire Safe Council


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Additional Organizational Sponsorships

Scott Valley Film Coalition

Upper Mid Klamath Watershed Council

Siskiyou Biomass Utilization Group

Scott River Cooperative Restoration Area

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