Projects

The Trestle Forest Health Project

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On July 3rd, volunteers from the El Dorado Chapter got their hands dirty and helped install the project sign on the recently completed Trestle Forest Health Project on the Placerville Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest.  This forest thinning project enhanced 270 acres of wildlife habitat, helps create an environment more resilient to wildfire, and helps to protect the sole water delivery line for the community of Grizzly Flats, CA. …

NWTF Dollars At Work: Tobacco Gulch Project

Funded through a partnership between the National Wild Turkey Federation, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and Cal Fire, the Tobacco Gulch Project is a 910 acre forest thinning project located just above the community of Georgetown in El Dorado County, California. …

NWTF Dollars at Work: Sul Norte Phase II

From its dam at Lake Shasta, all the way down to its confluence into the California Delta near the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, the Sacramento River contains a mostly channelized river system that was diked many decades ago to provide for water conveyance, agricultural irrigation, and flood control. …

NWTF Dollars at Work: Trestle Forest Health Project

In May of 2018, the National Wild Turkey Federation was awarded a a grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in the amount of $487,000 for the Trestle Forest Health Project.  The goal of the project being to thin 270 acres of Eldorado National Forest lands around the community of Grizzly Flats, CA. …

NWTF Dollars at Work: The Cleveland-Icehouse Project

The Cleveland-Icehouse project is a 700 acre forest thinning project located near Ice House Rd within the Eldorado National Forest.  This project got jump-started with a check for $10,000 by the California State Chapter of the NWTF in 2017, and now currently sits at a budget of over $1,000,000 with state and federal leveraged dollars.…

NWTF Dollars at Work: Knoxville Water for Wildlife

California has recently been experiencing the most impactful drought on record. The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly known.  With rising global temperatures and severe unpredictable weather patterns, effects on wildlife habitat and suitability are constantly in question.  Knoxville Wildlife Area sits just north of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.…

NWTF Dollars at Work: Knoxville Wildlife Area

Knoxville Wildlife Area is a very popular location for hunters targeting upland game birds, black-tailed deer and wild pig. It even offers limited waterfowl hunting opportunity. Knoxville consists of 21,000 acres dominated by oak woodlands with expanse stands of chaparral. Several valleys lie throughout the wildlife area with the majority along the riparian flats of Eticuera creek, providing open grasslands. …

NWTF and SNC Partner for $488,000 in the Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada’s are a very important landscape for Californian’s.  Over 60% of the state’s water originates in the Sierra Nevada, which supplies 25 million people, 3 million acres of agricultural land, and the Sierra Nevada forests are responsible for sequestering massive quantities of carbon every day. …