Chair: Mary Pfeiffer, Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner, cochair
General contact: Mary Pfeiffer, 530-224-4949, email@example.com
Meetings: One annual meeting, subcommittee meetings as needed, held in Redding
- Noxious Weeds, A Serious Threat to Shasta County’s Resources
- 1,800 copies of three posters distributed throughout county (Terrible Thistles, Big Bad Brooms, and Nasty Knapweeds)
- Informative talks given as needed and as requested.
- Color insert published by U.S. Forest Service and distributed through local paper.
Highway 299 broom removal
- In partnership with PG&E, CalTrans, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta WMA treated invasive broom species along Highway 299. The project area has been maintained by numerous follow-up treatments.
Fall River perennial pepperweed treatment
- In a continuing project, Shasta WMA is treating 1,200 acres of perennial pepperweed along Fall River, in eastern Shasta County. Project partners include PG&E, UC Cooperative Extension, and Shasta County Department of Agriculture.
Stillwater Creek Arundo removal
- Shasta WMA has begun a new project, in partnership with the Western Shasta RCD, to remove Arundo donax (giant reed) along Stillwater Creek.
Organizations on WMA’s MOU
- Bureau of Land Management – Eagle Lake and Carson City District Offices
- Bureau of Land Management
- California Department of Fish and Game
- California State Parks
- Fall River Resource Conservation District
- Natural Resource Conservation Service
- Private timber companies
- Shasta County
- Shasta County Cattlemen’s Association
- Shasta County Farm Bureau
- UC Cooperative Extension
- US Forest Service
- Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
- Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Other regular participants
- California Department of Food and Agriculture
- California Department of Transportation
- Pacific Gas and Electric Company