Base: PO Box 21 • Meadow Valley, CA 95956
Since 1970, Friends of Plumas Wilderness has been dedicated to studying, exploring and maintaining the integrity of natural ecosystems in the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades of California. Friends of Plumas Wilderness was instrumental in gaining Congressional designation of the Bucks Lake Wilderness in 1984. Thirty-three years before, Wilbur Vaughan, the “Father of the Bucks Lake Wilderness,” and David Brower, a fellow 10th Mountain Division infantryman and then-president of the Sierra Club, had the idea of permanently protecting the area.
Friends of Plumas Wilderness is working to protect more wild places in our region. Building on the foundation original members built 40 years ago, we are developing Conservationist Alternatives for local Forest Plan revisions. We aim to designate the Middle Fork of the Feather River, Mill Creek and Forest Service lands adjoining Lassen Volcanic National Park as Wilderness. We are also partnering with Winter Wildlands Alliance and Snowlands Network to enhance quiet winter recreation opportunities on the Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests.