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The remains of 2020 wildfire survivors’ homes and property -- burned metal, concrete, ash and contaminated soil -- have now been cleared from 191, or 90.1 percent of 212 properties in Trinity County whose owners chose to participate in the full debris removal program. Read more

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Douglas City resident Dave Delange brought to light a recently destroyed beaver dam at his property on Browns Creek by a Fish and Wildlife officer, and asked for the Board of Supervisors’ support in making sure it does not happen again. Read more

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Trinity County Environmental Health reported last week that harmful algae blooms had been detected in many areas of the Trinity River. The death of a dog last week led to the discovery of the blooms, and a second dog was confirmed to have died later in the Big Flat area. Read more

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The Bureau of Reclamation has released its Water Year 2021 Whiskeytown Lake Drought Action Plan, which gives several different measures to control water temperatures and minimize temperature dependent mortality of winter run chinook salmon. Noting that this has been the third-driest year on … Read more

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Officials are urging caution after the death of a dog led to the discovery of a blue-green algae bloom growing in the Trinity River. According to a release from the State Water Resources Control Board, samples taken at the Hlel-Din river access site confirmed the presence of "toxic algal mats" of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, in the main stem of the Trinity River, extending downstream from the confluence of the South Fork. Read more

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The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee will hold meetings June 7 and 21 (times TBA) to conduct business related to the Secure Rural Schools Act. Meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. The meetings will be held virtually and can be accessed via a web link or b… Read more

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Spring is here and with it brings warm weather and hot, dry conditions in many areas of California. Human encounters with snakes are more likely as these elusive animals become more active this time of year. Most native snakes are harmless. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reco… Read more

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Harmful algal blooms have been found in South Ruth, according to Trinity County Environmental Health. These are similar to what was found in November 2020 just after the August Complex Fire, when cyanotoxin microcystin was found in Barry Creek near the headwaters of the Mad River. This curre… Read more

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The BLM’s Redding and Arcata field offices are beginning early stages of the resource management planning process that will revise and update current management direction set forth in their respective current resource management plans and environmental impact statement record of decisions. T… Read more

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Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the U.S.-Canada border to Northern California, the latest salvo in a legal battle over logging in federal old-growth forests that are key nesting grounds for t… Read more

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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity River Management Unit, is seeking comments on the proposed Guy Covington Fuel Reduction Project. The purpose of the project is to increase wildland fire suppression capability, mitigate risk to communities and infrastructure from future high intens… Read more

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Free trees are available at the Trinity County Resource Conservation District. Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir saplings are available for pickup outside the main office of Trinity County RCD, 30 Horseshoe Lane, Weaverville. Stop by to pick up yours. Limit 20 trees per person, until supplies last. Read more

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A House wilderness bill affecting parts of Trinity County was introduced this month and later referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. The bill, titled H.R. 878, The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act, says it will provide for restoration, econom… Read more

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The Trump administration said Jan. 13 it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington state and Northern California, much of it in prime timber locations in coastal ranges. The rollback would include Trinity, Del Norte, Sisk… Read more

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Start out the new year by contributing to important community projects in Trinity County. The Resource Conservation District would love your input on any or all of the three surveys below to help inform the work they are doing. Your participation is appreciated. Read more

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On Tuesday Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted in favor of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, legislation that is critical to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection… Read more

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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