The Sierra and Eastside Regional Prioritization Group is made up of state, local, tribal and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations and is tasked with strategically identifying, developing and implementing prescribed fire, forest health, and fuel reduction projects for funding consideration by the Forest Management Task Force.

Regional Management Goals:

  1. Assess regional threats and restoration needs to improve forest health and resilience. 
  2. Prioritize forest health maintenance and restoration areas by project type (i.e. prescribed fire, forest health, or fuel reduction), threatened natural resource, watershed, or other logical division based on potential funding streams.
  3. Work with existing multi-stakeholder Landscape Collaboratives to address forest health threats in prioritized areas.
  4. Incentivize the creation of multi-stakeholder Landscape Collaboratives to address forest health threats in prioritized areas where none exist.
  5. Strategically coordinate the state’s investment in forest health in coordination with relevant federal agencies.
  6. Provide recommendations for highest priority regional projects eligible for state funding sources.
  7. Measure progress and monitor outcomes to inform future activities of the Task Force.

Counties Represented: 

Modoc Siskiyou (eastern) Shasta (eastern) Tehama (eastern) Lassen Butte
Plumas Sierra Nevada Yuba Placer El Dorado
Amador Alpine Calaveras Tuolumne Mono Mariposa
Madera Fresno Tulare Kern Inyo  

Regional Co-leaders

Nic Enstice, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, (530) 823-4699

Liz Berger, U.S. Forest Service, (530) 478-6201

Wolfy Rougle, Butte County Resource Conservation District, (530) 721-0164

Regional Group Meetings

The Sierra & Eastside Prioritization Group meets monthly.

When: Second Friday of the month, 9:00-11:00 AM

Zoom Meetings: Contact Co-lead, Wolfy Rougle for details. 

Regional Prioritization Group Members

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