On April 4th, volunteers from Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited assisted the Forest Service with a road obliteration and revegetation project on Plum Creek in the El Dorado National Forest. Obliteration of the road was required in the new license conditions of the El Dorado Hydroelectric Project. Twelve TU members, led by our very own Forest Service liaison, Jann Williams, planted more than 1000 trees and shrubs along a half-mile section of obliterated roadbed leading to a stream-side campground on Plum Creek. Among the species we planted were big-leaf maple, incense cedar, buckbrush, mountain dogwood, western hazelnut, douglas fir, California black oak and thimbleberry. The Forest Service is hoping to prevent drive-in use of the campground, and thereby reduce the potential for soil erosion and refuse deposition.
This restoration project is another step in Sac-Sierra Chapter's ongoing push to schedule more conservation projects. If you would like to help us on future projects, or have a project of your own in mind, please contact our Conservation Chair, Gary Slade, or any board member. The chapter needs your ideas and your participation if our coldwater fisheries are going to survive and thrive.
Plum Creek from our work area