FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30th 2013
Contacts: Meadow Barr, California Trout: 530-859-1411
Kara Baylog, Shasta Valley RCD: 530-926-2259
Mount Shasta Watershed Analysis Seen as Important for Region
Siskiyou County, CA — An informational presentation on the methods and results of the May 2012 Forest Service Shasta McCloud Management Unit Mt. Shasta Watershed Analysis will be held Tuesday February 12th, 2013 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum, located at 1 North Old Stage Road in Mount Shasta. The presentation is being hosted as a part of both California Trout’s Water Talks series and the Shasta Valley RCD’s Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Series.
“The first Watershed Analysis to be done on the entire Mt. Shasta volcano is a valuable informational resource for the community,” said Meadow Barr, California Trout’s Water Talks program manager. “We are happy to partner with the Shasta Valley RCD to facilitate the Forest Service’s presentation of their analysis,” she continued.
Kara Baylog, Shasta Valley RCD’s Watershed Coordinator explained that, “the Watershed Analysis brings together so many aspects of ecological management that we and CalTrout felt it was applicable to our respective educational series.”
“My hope for the presentation is that not only will people learn a little more about the Mount Shasta Watersheds, but that they will also come to understand the questions we should be asking to effectively manage our private and public forestlands in other watersheds close to home, including on Rainbow Ridge, where we are working with groups of landowners to facilitate their own stewardship plans,” she said.
The Watershed Analysis can be read here. Feedback on the document will be accepted at the presentation on February 12th, and feedback forms will be provided for those who would like to submit comments at a later time.
This educational workshop is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kara Baylog, Shasta Valley RCD 530-926-2259 or Meadow Barr, California Trout 530-859-1411.