Partner quotes


What people are saying about the project


Forest health and wildfire prevention are critical to our region. This innovative partnership will not only ensure the long-term sustainability of French Meadows but will serve as a model for future projects seeking to ensure the resiliency of our forestland.”

- Placer County Board of Supervisors District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson

quoteHealthy, resilient forests are essential to our economy, safety and overall quality of life,” By investing in the long-term resilience of French Meadows, we protect our fire vulnerable communities while improving forest health and our important watershed.”

- Placer County Board of Supervisors District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes

quoteThis project simply would not have happened without the hard work of our partners. We need more diverse partners like these, here and across California, to help in our efforts to increase the resiliency of millions of national forest acres. The only way to accomplish this monumental task is through collaborative stewardship.”

- Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano

quoteThe 2014 King Fire was a reminder of the devastating effect wildfires have on water supply and water quality. The massive erosion caused by the King Fire degraded streams and damaged water, power, and transportation infrastructure, leading to millions of dollars of on-going clean-up costs for our ratepayers and the general public. The State’s long-term water security depends on healthy forests and watersheds.”

- Placer County Water Agency General Manager, Einar Maisch


The French Meadows Project takes an ecological approach to forest management and fuels reduction, using restorative thinning to remove the smaller trees and brush while keeping the larger trees that are critical for wildlife habitat and carbon storage. The project will also use prescribed fire, where safe and appropriate, to promote forest resilience.”

- David Edelson, Sierra Nevada Program Director for The Nature Conservancy

quoteUnhealthy forests in the Sierra are a problem on both private and public lands. We hope this project will put an end to finger pointing and signal the beginning of collaborative, proactive forest restoration at the landscape scale.”

- Elena DeLacy, American River Conservancy Executive Director

quoteThis is not a random act of conservation, it is a strategic investment in a critical landscape. The importance of restoring this headwater forest is evidenced by the diversity of partners who have pitched in to fund the work.”

- Sierra Nevada Conservancy Regional Manager Andy Fristensky.