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A Burned Area Emergency Response team has been established by the Forest Service and assigned the task of assessing the northern portion of the burned areas for the August Complex. The team will be coordinating with the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers and Mendocino national forests as well as the… Read more

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As of last week, in 2020, 1,217 wildfires have burned 1,473,522 million acres of National Forest System lands in California; 8,486 wildfires have burned more than 4 million acres across all jurisdictions in California. This current fire activity comes after forests in the region experienced … Read more

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The Hoopa Valley Tribe on Thursday, Aug. 13, requested a federal court to block the United States Department of Interior from signing permanent water delivery contracts with agribusiness interests in California’s Central Valley. Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation dams and diverts water out of … Read more

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It seems with every morning, drift smoke from area fires is a bit thicker and hangs out a bit longer, leaving residents to wonder where it’s coming from and who’s working to put it out. Read more

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One of a pair of mountain lions seen very near East Weaver Campground on Monday, July 27, sent in by Leslie Quigley. Adult males may be more than 8 feet long (from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail), and can weigh between 130 and 150 pounds. Adult females can be 7 feet long and weig… Read more

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A proposed fuels reduction and recreation project on the Weaverville Community Forest drew official support from the Trinity County Board of Supervisors and the Trinity County Collaborative Group during the public comment period for the project. Read more

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Last Wednesday, April 8, Trinity Management Council recommended releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River scheduled to increase on Tuesday, April 14, and will follow the forecast of a critically dry water year. Read more

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The 2019 fall chinook salmon run on the Klamath River system fell well below projections, reducing both the catch and the prospects for the next generation of fish. Read more

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Trinity County has fallen behind on its snowpack. The decline of the snowpack is obviously visible from Weaverville in these two photos taken Feb. 5, above, and Feb. 25 below, of the lookout at Weaver Bally. Read more

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The public is invited to attend the next Weaverville/Douglas City Parks and Recreation District board meeting to hear and comment on a presentation from the 5 Counties Salmonid Conservation Program that promises to make the creek through Sidney Gulch more accommodating to fish. Read more

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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is currently in the planning stages for a large-scale project within the Weaverville Community Forest that would address both the wildfire risks and the recreational needs within the area. The WCF – Fuels and Recreation Project plans to treat approximately … Read more

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Join individuals from around the globe for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, this year Feb. 14-17. Since 1998, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society have been encouraging citizen scientists to contribute to yearly records of bird locations and numbers. This informat… Read more

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Trinity County Solid Waste will accept Christmas trees for free disposal until Jan. 31 at the following sites: Weaverville Transfer site Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hayfork Transfer site Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Van Duzen Transfer site Monday, Friday and Saturday 8 a.… Read more

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In a slow, but steady trickle of feedback to the Trinity County Board of Supervisors, residents from various parts of the county have been venting frustration over the state of their local dumps. Read more

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On Nov. 20 four bills proposing additional protection for California’s public lands passed through the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. Among them was one that pertains greatly to Trinity County; Congressman Jared Huffman’s Northwest California Wilderness, Recrea… Read more

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During the first week of October, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, South Fork Management Unit will be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Harrison Gulch Ranger Station in Platina. The target dates for the burn will be star… Read more

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The Watershed Research and Training Center, along with partners in the Trinity Integrated Fire Management Partnership, are planning to conduct prescribed burns this fall and into the spring of 2020 in the Hayfork and Weaverville areas. Prescribed burning will only occur when environmental fa… Read more

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The Six Rivers National Forest’s Mad River Ranger District has begun public scoping for the Akrewoods Fuels Reduction Project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The project is a collaborative effort between the Forest Service and the Trinity County Collaborative Group. Read more

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As the process of creating an Environmental Impact Report for Trinity County’s commercial cannabis licensing program grinds forward under the California Environmental Quality Act, additional public workshops have been scheduled in Weaverville and Hayfork, adding to the cost. Read more

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Seven proposals amounting to more than $188,000 in requests have been submitted for Title III funding this year in Trinity County through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, but only $87,944 is available in funding received from the past fiscal year. Read more

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After incorporating community input and ideas from across northwest California, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, introduced his legislation Wrednesday to guard communities against wildfires, provide local jobs, restore lands impaired by illegal marijuana growing operations, and permanently protect many of northwest California’s spectacular wild places and pristine streams. Senator Kamala Harris, D-CA, is introducing companion legislation in the Senate today. Read more

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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest has temporarily amended fuelwood cutting restrictions on the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area for a limited time. Historically the NRA has not permitted the cutting of fuelwood within its boundaries due to the limited amount of material for wildlife … Read more

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California Senate Bill 88 requires that all water right holders who have previously diverted or intend to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year (riparian and pre-1914 claims), or who are authorized to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year under a permit, license, or registration, to measur… Read more

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The Trinity Action Association said Monday it will appeal the decisions by visiting Judge Laura Woods denying TAA’s request for an injunction to prevent the county from issuing and renewing cannabis cultivation licenses. Read more

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As Trinity County residents are regrouping from a snowstorm that took out powerlines and left some snowbound, fresh rain and snow continue to cause issues in the area. Read more

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UPDATE: The wetlands event has been canceled due to inclement weather, power outages and poor traveling conditions. A new date will be announced once it is determined. Read more