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Special Closure: Bald Eagle Nesting

The Plumas National Forest will place a special closure in effect beginning Saturday, April 28, to protect a bald eagle nesting territory in the vicinity of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, 50 miles northeast of Oroville in Plumas County.  The closure has been in effect for the past 17 years and has helped a bald eagle pair to successfully nest and raise young, contributing to the sustained recovery for this species.  Bald eagles are particularly sensitive to disturbances during their nesting phase.  The birds, recently de-listed under the Endangered Species Act, are still protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. 

 The closure area includes the north loop of the Wyandotte Campground (accessed by roads 22N57YA & B), the shoreline surrounding it and the area in between, on the southern section of the reservoir.  The closure will be in effect until July 15, 2012. 

Check the Plumas National Forest website www.fs.usda.gov/plumas, for the corresponding Forest Order 11-12-02 and map.

Contact: Cindy Roberts FRRD (530)532-7467