The UFRWG is a nonprofit group of agriculture interests and operators in
the upper feather river watershed region including Sierra Valley, American
Valley, Indian Valley, Mohawk Valley and other areas of Plumas, Sierra and
Lassen Counties.
    Our goal is to promote good water resource stewardship and encourage
implementation of sound management practices, through education and
partnerships with irrigated lands stakeholders, to ensure the water quality of the
upper Feather River and its tributaries is preserved
.
New WDR Program Tasks for 2015

 *  Farm Evaluation - ESJ sample form
 *  New 2015 Enrollment Form
 *  Member Responsibilities & Requirements
 *  Frequently Asked Questions
 * Waste Discharge Requirements General Order
 for Sacramento River Watershed Coalition Members
Field Days and Workshops
BMP Workshops and Ranch Tours
Upper Feather River Watershed Group
Resources and Links
Additional fact sheets, publications
and websites
Water Stewardship Awards
Landowners & Partners recognized
for conservation accomplishments
Agricultural Iririgation Enhances Waterfowl Habitat
Grazing Management BMPs
A toolbox of management practice
options to enhance water quality
Upper  Feather  River  Watershed  Group
PO Box 975  Loyalton, Ca  96118
Plumas and Sierra Counties
Clean Water Team Awards
Indian Valley Rotational Grazing hk
UFRWG    Agriculture Stakeholders Advancing Water  Stewardship
Updated October 2014 Upper Feather River Watershed Group

Current Events

Board of Directors Meeting
October 23, 2014
2-4 pm

Annual Membership Meeting
October 25, 2014
3 - 5 pm
Greenhorn Guest Ranch
Hwy 70 Quincy

Plumas-Sierra Farm Bureau Social & Dinner
October 25, 2014
  6:00 pm
 (after UFRWG Mtg)
Greenhorn Guest Ranch

Contact
UFRWG Board of Directors
for more info on group activities
                                                                                                
       Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Update

     The Waste Discharge Requirement General Order (WDR) for Sacramento River Watershed is the new regulation to  
monitor agriculture discharges in areas that include the Upper Feather River.  The new program monitors both surface
water and  groundwater quality.

       All commercial irrigated farm and ranch lands are required to have coverage.  If you have a commercial farming or     
ranching operation and irrigate the land associated with those lands you must enroll.  Irrigators have three options:               
1.
Join a coalition group; 2. Apply for an Individual WDR; 3. Submit a complete application for a discharge permit.

      Participating in a coalition group is the simplest and most economical way to comply with the program requirements.   
Coalition groups organize growers to share best management practices, conduct required monitoring at a representative    
site, submit reports on a subwatershed level, and work together toward improving practices that might impact water quality.

       Member Roles and Responsibilities for the new program include:
       1. Complete a Farm Evaluation
               Sediment and Erosion Control Plan
               Nitrogen Management Plan
               Well Protection
               Farm Map (to be kept on the premises only)
        2. Review and Understand the terms of the WDR General Order
        3. Attend Educational Events when offered to learn about local agriculture water quality concerns   
        4. Submit dues for State Fee and Coalition Program Management costs