Bear River Awakening
Opportunities for the Bear River
Imagine a trail along the Bear River from the beautiful 900 acre Bear Valley meadow at the top of the watershed near the intersection of Hwy 20 and Interstate 80 all the way to Combie Reservoir near Hwy 49. Imagine a Bear River Parkway, with trails, access parking, facilities, signage, maps, guidebooks, and programs. This dream is now a proposal in the PG&E and NID re-licensing of the power generation facilities along the Bear River.
The Bear River Trail Parkway
If you love the Bear, become involved! We need:
A network of Bear River supporters is forming. We will be starting meetings and outings to celebrate the Bear, and to steward the dream of the Bear River Parkway to fruition.
Help to Awaken the Bear by sending us email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters needed in support of the recreation and trail concept now!
The Bear River is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) through licenses held by PG&E and NID, who are currently renewing their licenses. The opportunity to provide input to the process is NOW. Please write a letter to FERC.
Under the current FERC license, there are no riverine recreation trails below Bear Valley meadow for public use. Urge FERC to require studies that will describe and define appropriate trail opportunities within the boundaries of the project.
Letters in support of the recreation and trail concept for a Bear River Trail as part of the Yuba-Bear Drum Spaulding re-licensing can be sent to:
Hon. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Be sure to mention you are making comments on the recreational components of:
Drum Spaulding Project #2310