EVENTS & Outings

Field tripS with friends

Learn about the tools for protection on US Forest Service land with experts in the field! Come explore some of the wildest and most beautiful corners of the Plumas National Forest. Specifics for each outing found below – scroll down!

Grizzly Peak Inventoried Roadless Area

Saturday, October 22, 10am – meet at Feather River Food Co-0p to arrange carpooling and caravan.

The drive takes about an hour, then we hike up the steep ridge off-trail to Grizzly Peak, elevation 7,711′. Be prepared for rugged and steep terrain. The hike is roughly a mile and the pay-off is spectacular views!

Our experts for the day are Bill Battagin, owner of Feather River Solar Electric and long-time Genesee Valley local who spends LOTS of time on Grizzly Peak and other special guests TBA.

National Monument – is a national monument right for plumas?

November 16, 7pm at the West End Theatre

At the West End Theater on Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm, we are honored to host Charles Wilkinson for a talk entitled “Is a National Monument the right fit for Plumas?”. 

Charles Wilkinson is the Moses Lasky Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Colorado, where he has also been named as Distinguished Professor, the highest honor that university bestows on its faculty. After graduating from Stanford Law School and practicing with Phoenix and San Francisco firms, Wilkinson joined the Native American Rights Fund in 1971 as a staff attorney. Since 1975, he has taught at the Oregon and Colorado law schools, receiving many teaching and research awards and teaching courses like Native American Law and Natural Resources Law.

His fourteen books include the standard law casebooks on Indian Law and Federal Public Land Law. He has also authored general audience books such as Crossing the Next Meridian: Land, Water, and the Future of the West (1992); Fire on the Plateau: Conquest and Endurance in the American Southwest (1999); and Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations (2005).

Over the years, Wilkinson has been involved in many tribal partnerships related to land protection. He drafted the Presidential Proclamation, signed by President Clinton in 1996, establishing the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. He facilitated negotiations between the National Park Service and the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe regarding tribal lands in Death Valley National Park resulting in Congressional action in 2000. He served as Special Advisor to the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition in regard to the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument, proclaimed by President Obama in 2016.

Wilkinson has long been connected to the Upper Feather River Watershed and visits often. His mother-in-law moved to Quincy in the 1960s and ran the fabric store on Jackson for many years. His wife Ann’s sister, Jean McMorrow, grew up in Quincy and Ann’s niece Jamie Winter owns Mountain Building Supply with her husband Sasha.

jamison Creek eligible wild & scenic river – Thanks for attending!

Baker Cypress @ Wheeler Peak in Mud lake Research natural area – Thanks for attending!

Kyle Merriam and Ryan Bauer shared lots of interesting information with the group – thanks you two!

Valley Creek Old growth dedication – Thanks for attending!

What a great crowd!
Press release of Valley creek outing here!
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Great sierra river cleanup

thanks for giving back!