On September 26, 2006, a consortium of land owners & managers including: the North Fork Association, Chickering Partnership, USDA Forest Service Tahoe National Forest, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station & Regents of the University of California signed a Conservation and Research Agreement (with introductory letter) addressing future cooperative management of the approximately 19,670 acres of public & private lands in this watershed.
This agreement creates a common management vision for the headwaters of a unique watershed that contains many remarkable features, including a population of mountain yellow-legged frogs, diverse botany & the largest stand of California old growth forest outside of the National Park system.
More info about CSFRS.
See a brief video preview of the area. 00:17 -- for PC [.wmv-2.75M] | for Mac [.mp4-639K]