Scott River Watershed Council
Big Meadows Mountain Meadow and Aspen Restoration Project is designed to enhance aspen and mountain meadow habitats at Big Meadows, a property that is privately owned by Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM). EFM owns approximately 40,000 acres in the Klamath Mountains of Siskiyou County, known as the Scott River Headwaters Property. The Scott River Headwaters Property Management Plan, developed by EFM, specifically identifies and prioritizes the restoration of aspen woodlands. As such, EFM and Scott River Watershed Council (SRWC) partnered with the goal of improving these critical habitats. The Big Meadows complex is one of the largest mountain meadow systems within the Scott River watershed. Besides the expansive meadow system, this area is known for large areas of aspen, which are only found in a few locations within the Scott River watershed. The elevations within the project area range from just over 6,000 feet to nearly 6,500 feet.
Scott River Watershed Council, "Big Meadows Mountain Meadow & Aspen Restoration Project 2017 – 2023 Summary Report" (2023). Aspen Bibliography. Paper 8018.