Juniper expansion has shown a negative impact on forage production, wildlife habitat, fire cycles, and overall watershed functions. Treatment options are available to reverse this trend. Forest health projects are NOT just limited to juniper removal. Treatment can include pine and aspen stand enhancement as well.
The Lake County Umbrella Watershed Council works with landowners to implement practical, but efficient riparian area restoration strategies. These strategies allow operators to sustain a productive forage community for livestock feed without compromising the riparian area.
The health of our streams is a direct reflection of the health of our land. The Lake County Umbrella Watershed Council is committed to helping landowners improve watershed function and stream channel health. Streams connect the mountains to the valleys, the headwaters to the lakes, and the people to the land.
The Council provides education activities for youth and adults throughout Lake County. We connect youth and landowners to experts in the field to provide information about natural resources, watershed function, restoration techniques, and more.
Maintaining water resources for our agriculture community and native fish populations is important to the Lake County Umbrella Watershed Council. Working cooperatively with landowners and agency partners can lead to a win-win scenario where efficient irrigation and watering systems are implemented, while providing fish passage and quality habitat for native fish species.
Lake County Umbrella Watershed Council Project Managers can help you develop a project and connect you to valuable resources. Whether you already have ideas about your land and waterways or not, the first step in any watershed restoration or enhancement project is consultation. We are happy to help!
An innovative partnership that benefits an at-risk fish species and local water-users.
Scheduled for implementation in 2020. A large-scale forest health effort.
The first of many large-scale forest health efforts.