North Yuba Forest Partnership

The North Yuba Forest Partnership is a group of nine government, non-profit, and tribal organizations enhancing forest health and resilience in the North Yuba River watershed. The area includes forest habitat that supports a large amount of biodiversity at risk of catastrophic wildfire, is an important water source to downstream users, is home to many communities, and offers excellent recreation opportunities. 

Launched in 2019, the partnership plans and implements landscape-scale restoration projects across 275,000 acres through ecologically based thinning and prescribed fire. With a diverse group of perspectives and innovative financing, the partnership is working to protect communities, mitigate wildfire risk, and address various pillars of socio-ecological resilience including forest health, fire-adapted communities, and fire dynamics. 

Link to Partnership Website 

North Yuba Map
Data Sources: Project Area – TCSI, Imagery – Esri, Roads – Caltrans, Lakes – USGS National Hydrography Dataset, Cities – USGS Geographic Names Information System


U.S. Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest

South Yuba River Citizens League

The Nature Conservancy

Yuba Water Agency

Camptonville Community Partnership

Nevada City Rancheria – Nisenan Tribe

National Forest Foundation 

Sierra County

Blue Forest Conservation 

Tools Used

Framework For Resilience

Vibrant Planet – Land Tender™ 

TCSI Assessment of Current Conditions 

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