The mission of the Bear Creek Watershed Group (BCWG) is to gather and integrate existing information of the physical, cultural, and demographic variables, which characterize the Bear Creek watershed at present and in the past. The Bear Creek Watershed Group works to protect the resources of this 87,000 acre watershed by obtaining funding for continuing watershed management activities. The Sierra Fund serves as fiscal sponsor of the Bear Creek Watershed Group.
In 2002, a group of residents in the Bear Creek Watershed approached the Western Shasta RCD for assistance in forming a watershed group. The RCD facilitated several community meetings that resulted in the formation of the organization. Grant funding was secured and with the assistance of the RCD, Bear Creek Watershed Group completed a watershed assessment and management strategy. BCWG and the RCD will continue to seek funding support and technical assistance to implement projects targeted to the management issues and objectives in the watershed.
For more information about the Bear Creek Watershed Group, contact Patricia Lawrence at 530-547-5952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.