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posted Mar 11, 2020, 5:52 PM by Lindsey Nitta

Camptonville Community Partnership 

Project Coordinator

This is a professional-level position that is responsible for assisting in the implementation of a California Energy Commission EPIC grant that supports the construction of a biomass-to-energy facility for Camptonville Forest Biomass Business Center.  This position reports to the Project Manager. We are seeking an organized and energetic project coordinator to join our growing organization. In this position, you will work with the project manager and adjunct team to organize and implement new and exciting company projects. Working in a team environment, you will organize meetings, take notes, manage schedules and budgets, and ensure all materials and information are delivered to meet project timelines and objectives. Your role is essential to the launching of new projects and you must be organized and professional.


Coordinates the preparation and submission of the administration of various aspects of the EPIC grant as assigned by the Project Manager and/or the Project Consultant. Interacts with various contractors, project partners and their assigned staff. Ensure that grant reports, invoices and other project deliverables are in compliance and submitted on time with funding agency and State policy requirements. 


Duties and Responsibilities

·      Monitor current project tasks, activities, costs and coordinate all team members involved to keep workflow on track

·      Assign new project tasks 

·      Work to improve the project process

·      Ensure project aligns with set strategy and budget

·      Organize and plan meetings with project manager

·      Arrange and manage team goals, project schedules, and new information; keep all material up to date

·      Communicate timeline changes and new information to team; track project changes and adjust schedules as needed

·      Record minutes and take detailed notes during meetings

·      Keep track of all project-related paperwork; ensure all needed materials are current and properly filed and stored

·      Strategize with project manager when needed

·      Track and analyze project costs/risks and recommend improvements

·      Coordinate and participate in the preparation of grant compliance reports, the analysis and compilation of information and the preparation of written and oral reports

·      Assist Project Manager in dialogue with local advocacy organizations and City/County officials 

·      Assist Project Manager City to ensure that the project complies with all applicable local codes, Feather River AQMD regulations and CEQA, if applicable

·      Ability to comprehend and make inferences from written materials

·      Interpret Federal, State, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant contracts and administration

·      Review the work products of others to ensure conformance to standards 

·      Communicate orally and in writing with customers, clients or the public

·      Work effectively with a variety of staff, other governmental representatives, and the public

·      Operate a variety of office equipment


Requirements and Qualifications

·      Bachelor’s degree or relative work experience 

·      Previous experience in an administrative role

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·      Good computer skills; well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite, with a strong and thorough knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

·      Flexible and able to multitask on several different aspects of the project 

·      Able to produce quality work with strict deadlines


Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office sitting at a desk, but will require some travel to the project site.



Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to Lindsey Nitta at This position is open until filled. Please contact Lindsey if you have any questions.


Request for Proposals!

posted Jan 24, 2020, 9:54 AM by Lindsey Nitta   [ updated Jan 24, 2020, 10:08 AM ]

Thank you for your continued interest in working with us to deliver a successful community-scale biomass energy project in California. This project represents an exciting opportunity to reduce wildfire risk in one of California’s most threatened communities while simultaneously creating rural jobs and providing renewable energy. 

We are requesting a proposal for preliminary design services for a 5 MW (gross) steam combustion installation near Camptonville, California. While there are several remaining items to be clarified, a contract for final design services is expected to be awarded for this project in the third quarter of 2020, with equipment procurement expected to begin shortly thereafter. 

We kindly request that the following items be included in your response to this RFP:

1)     Preliminary non-binding cost estimate for a turnkey 5MW (gross) biomass boiler/steam turbine generation system that excludes Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) pollution control equipment and a water cooling system (to be provided by others);      

2)     Bid for scope of a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to provide preliminary engineering drawings and calculations that would be used to prepare the project for a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract to deliver the facility, subject to certain minimum deliverables requirements as enumerated below. The successful bidder will integrate the drawings provided by the previously selected vendors of the two subsystems for pollution control and cooling.

The goal of this RFP is to understand your potential scope of supply and non-binding price estimate for Engineering, Equipment, Materials, Installation, and Commissioning support and the associated costs for a fully functional 5MW gross biomass-fired steam turbine power generation facility.  

Please review or pass long attached information to interested parties! 

Innovative partnership to reduce wildfire risk and secure healthier, more resilient forests

posted Nov 10, 2019, 9:33 PM by Lindsey Nitta   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 4:57 PM ]

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MARYSVILLE, Calif. (Nov 7, 2019) – A diverse group of nine organizations announced today their commitment to prioritize, plan, and execute forest restoration on an unprecedented scale in the North Yuba River watershed, covering 275,000 acres of the northern Sierra Nevada.

The memorandum of understanding spells out the group’s commitment to work together to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based restoration within the North Yuba River watershed and to prioritize community safety, forest health, and resilience through landscape-scale restoration.

The North Yuba Forest Partnership includes Blue Forest Conservation, Camptonville Community Partnership, National Forest Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Nevada City Rancheria, Sierra County, South Yuba River Citizens League, The United States Forest Service - Tahoe National Forest, and Yuba Water Agency.

“Many forests in the North Yuba River watershed are critically unhealthy, overcrowded with small trees and brush,” said Eli Ilano, Tahoe National Forest Supervisor. “Unhealthy forests are at a greater risk of high-severity wildfire due to fire suppression and historic timber harvesting practices, a risk that is exacerbated by a changing climate.”

The North Yuba River watershed runs through multiple Northern California counties and two national forests, from Yuba Pass to New Bullards Bar Reservoir. The area includes thousands of acres of forest habitat, is an important source of water for downstream users, supports high biodiversity, is home to many rural communities, and offers excellent opportunities for recreation.  

“We’re loving our forests to death,” said Willie Whittlesey, Assistant General Manager of Yuba Water Agency. “A ‘hands-off’ approach to forest management is no longer an option now that our communities, infrastructure and water supply are at significant risk. To make a meaningful impact in this massive effort, it’s going to take all of us who care about the watershed coming together.”

Forests once characterized by large, widely-spaced trees and beneficial low-to-moderate severity fires are now overrun with vegetation that is not fire-resilient. This has increased the risk of destructive wildfire causing significant damage to local communities, entire ecosystems, and watershed health. 

Projects to restore resilience to the North Yuba River watershed include clearing underbrush, thinning smaller trees, managed burning, reforestation, and meadow restoration, among other efforts. In addition, traditional ecological knowledge from the local Nisenan people will be incorporated into planning and design.

“We are planning ecological forest management projects using the best available science,” said Rachel Hutchinson, River Science Director for South Yuba River Citizens League. “It’s important to all of us that we strike that balance between the desperate need to restore the forest’s resilience to wildfire and the need to preserve and protect vulnerable species and cultural artifacts.”   

“This public-private partnership holds promise as a model to restore the forests of the Sierra at a landscape scale,” said David Edelson, Forest Program Director of The Nature Conservancy. “By using the latest science, innovative planning and new funding approaches, together we can accelerate the restoration of our forests while maintaining the environmental safeguards and community input that are central to success.”

This effort is expected to take up to 20 years to complete, with the highest priority given to at-risk communities, emergency response, evacuation access routes, forests of critical ecological importance, and areas that have the potential to stop a wildfire from spreading.

While planning efforts for the larger North Yuba River watershed are just beginning, the 14,500-acre Yuba Project is already underway, serving as a pilot for the larger-scale North Yuba River watershed restoration effort. The Yuba Project is benefitting from a new financing tool called the Forest Resilience Bond (FRB), a public-private partnership that accelerates the pace and scale of forest restoration through investment from private capital sources, including foundations, impact investors, and insurance companies. 

“Investor demand for this first-of-its-kind private investment to support public land management greatly outpaced supply. Investors are eager to finance future, larger projects,” said Zach Knight, managing partner of Blue Forest Conservation, the lead developer of the FRB. “The North Yuba Forest Partnership plans to use the FRB model and other innovative approaches to finance planned work in the North Yuba River watershed.”

To learn more, visit the partnership website at


About the Partners: 

  • Blue Forest Conservation: An innovative nonprofit organization committed to creating sustainable financial solutions to pressing environmental challenges. 

  • Camptonville Community Partnership: A nonprofit organization with a mission of rural people working together for a safe, sustainable, and healthy community.

  • National Forest Foundation: Engaging Americans in promoting the health and enjoyment of our public forests. 

  • The Nature Conservancy: One of the world’s leading conservation organizations, dedicated to scaling up forest restoration across the Sierra Nevada.

  • Nevada City Rancheria: The local tribal unit of the Nisenan people of Northern California, passionate about forest health and management, as it is central to their well-being.

  • Sierra County: Positioned at the headwaters of the North Yuba River, Sierra County’s highest priorities include reducing wildfire risk, enhancing forest and watershed health through implementation of fire resilient treatments, and protecting its rural communities. 

  • South Yuba River Citizens League: Uniting the community to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed, SYRCL understands that forest health and resilience are essential to a healthy watershed.

  • The United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest: Sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and managing over 50 percent of the Yuba River watershed, which lies within the Tahoe National Forest.

  • Yuba Water Agency: A special district in Yuba County, committed to forest health in the entire Yuba watershed, to ensure a sustainable water supply and reduce the risk of fire for the people of Yuba County. 

Introducing Lindsey Nitta as Bioenergy Project Manager

posted Apr 2, 2019, 10:36 AM by Unknown user

Please join us in welcoming Lindsey Nitta as CCP’s new Bioenergy Project Manager.  Lindsey comes to CCP with expertise as a strategic and dedicated public affairs specialist with ten years of experience in developing and implementing programs, campaigns and events with a focus on social change and engagement. Lindsey’s previous work includes launching the California Forestry Association’s communications programming.   

Lindsey can be reached at and (916) 862-1781.

YWPFSC film screenings this Wednesday @ the Alcouffe Center

posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 5:16 PM ]

Wed, March 6th

Alcouffe Center
9185 Marysville Road 
Oregon House, CA

Doors Open at 4:30pm – First film starts promptly at 5:15pm

The Yuba Watershed Protection & Fire Safe Council and the Alcouffe Center are hosting the screening of two films and a panel discussion this Wednesday evening at the Alcouffe Center. 
The widely acclaimed film, Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future will be shown first.   Immediately following, an 11 minute film titled Fire and Forest Health: Your Tahoe National Forest and a follow-up panel discussion will be live-streamed from a similar event hosted in Nevada City.  Panelists will include representatives from Cal Fire, Nevada County OES, PG&E, Nevada County RCD, and UC Cooperative Extension.  A short community discussion will follow.
Limited snacks will be available to purchase at the Center.
All those interested are cordially invited to join us for this event.  Hope to see you there.

FBBC Presentation to Yuba Bear Watershed Council 2/21 @ 10am

posted Feb 17, 2019, 9:40 AM by Unknown user

Join us as Camptonville Community Partnership presents an overview of the Forest Biomass Business Center project to the Yuba Bear Watershed Council.

Date:  February 21, 2019

Time:  10am-12pm

Place: Nevada County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City 95959

See here for meeting details.

CCP seeks Bioenergy Project Manager

posted Feb 12, 2019, 1:39 PM by Unknown user

CCP is seeking qualified candidates to apply as the Forest Biomass Business Center Bioenergy Project Manager. The Project Manager shall oversee and coordinate all aspects of the bioenergy plant development with support from the Executive Director, Board of Directors and key project partners.  See here for details. 

Please email your resume and biography with "Bioenergy Project Manager" in the subject line, to by February 22, 2019. 

CPUC adopted BioMAT change!

posted Jun 8, 2018, 12:21 PM by CCP Administrator   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 12:51 PM ]

Power contracts should be signed soon
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Great news!  The California Public Utilities Commission adopted changes to the BioMAT power contract in a unanimous vote May 31 giving PG&E and the other participating utilities 15 days to execute pending BioMAT power contracts.  

This is a major step forward for community-scale forest biomass to energy projects with pending contracts, and one that will help all BioMAT projects in their quest to secure power contracts and advance late-stage project development.  

CCP looks ahead to working in a more positive and cooperative manner with PG&E as we aim to secure a power contract for the Camptonville forest biomass to energy project.  Stay tuned!

Wildfire Preparedness Event This Saturday

posted Jun 5, 2018, 1:44 PM by CCP Administrator

The Foothill and Loma Rica Fire Protection Districts present Wildfire Preparedness Event!

Saturday, June 9   

10 AM-Noon Loma Rica Fire Station, 11485 Loma Rica Road

 2-4 PM Foothill Fire Station, 16796 Willow Glen Road  

Speakers, experts and info for the whole family including: Kate Wilkin, Ph.D, UC Cooperative Extension  CalFire • U.S. Forest Service  Yuba County Office of Emergency Services  Yuba Watershed Protection & Fire Safe Council  Insurance Experts • PG& E • Yuba-Sutter Domestic Animal Assistance

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San Francisco Chronicle Article on Wildfire Emissions

posted Dec 6, 2017, 12:38 PM by CCP Administrator

The San Francisco Chronicle recently published an article by David R. Baker discussing how greenhouse gas emissions resulting from California wildfires exceed the emissions reductions made by the State’s economy.   Read the article here

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