Nesting Eagles in Plumas National Forest Have been nesting here for 2 decades

QUINCY, Calif. March 19, 2021 – A section of the Wyandotte Campground in the Plumas National Forest is temporarily closed to protect a bald eagle nesting territory in the vicinity of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, 50 miles northeast of Oroville in Plumas County. The remainder of the campground and other nearby campgrounds will not be affected by this closure.

Eagle and Baby 052018 Winegar
Eagle and Baby 052018 Winegar


The closure has been in effect for almost 2 decades 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 closure area includes the north loops of the Wyandotte Campground (accessed by Forest Service
roads #22N57YA & B), on the southern section of the reservoir. The closure is in effect until July
15, 2021.


For more information, please contact the Feather River Ranger District at (530) 534-6500. A map
and copy of Forest Order #05-11-03-21-05 may be found at:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices .

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