Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Land Management Plan

Yuba and Butte Counties, California

Foothill Associates developed the land management plan for Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area encompasses 5,555 acres in the northern Sierra foothills in parts of Yuba and Butte counties, California. The land was acquired by CDFW to maintain the deer migration corridor, preserve and enhance natural communities and wildlife, provide public education, and provide public use. Public uses include hunting, fishing, nature study, access for equestrian riding, biking, and hiking. Foothill Associates reviewed current management plans, evaluated existing biological and cultural information, identified data gaps, conducted vegetation mapping using spatial data sets and applying the Keeler-Wolf vegetation classification method, facilitated public meetings for the purpose of stakeholder input, identified recreational hunting and public use strategies, and prepared a draft land management plan. We prepared the draft Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration.