Invasive Weed Management Program

This multi-year project would support the cohesive strategy of the Plumas-Sierra Ag Department and the Sierra Valley RCD to protect waterways; croplands; timber lands; riparian and wetlands; and recreation areas from the spread of destructive and invasive noxious weeds.

Invasive noxious weeds undermine biological diversity; disrupt natural vegetative systems and degrade agricultural lands and regional waterways which can contribute to soil erosion and degradation of water quality.

Collaboration between local; regional and national organizations has taken place over the past 14 years. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy as well as both Plumas and Sierra RACs are past and current partners in this effort to enhance watershed health by controlling and eradicating invasive weed species. This project will ensure continuation of the successful weed management program in the UFR.
Sponsoring Agency
Plumas-Sierra County Department of Agriculture
Primary Contact
Tim Gibson
Contact Email
Project Number
Matching Funds
Total Cost
DAC Benefit
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Agricultural land stewardship, Agricultural Water Use Efficiency, Conveyance - regional/local, Economic incentives, Ecosystem restoration, Forest management, Matching water quality to water use, Outreach and engagement, Pollution prevention, Salt and salinity management, Sediment management, Surface storage - regional/local, Water and culture, Water-dependent recreation
Project Objectives
Address economic challenges of municipal service providers to serve customers, Address water resources and wastewater needs of DACs and Native Americans, Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resources management, Enhance public awareness and understanding of water management issues and needs, Improve coordination of land use and water resources planning, Maximize agricultural, environmental, and municipal water use efficiency, Protect, restore, and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater resources, Reduce potential for catastrophic wildland fires in the region, Restore natural hydrologic functions, Work with counties/communities/groups to maintain capacity for water-related projects
Project Status
Construction Implementation
Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Disadvantaged Communities, Drought Preparedness, Generation or reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. green technology)
Project Owner

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