Shasta County WMA

Chair: Mary Pfeiffer, Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner, cochair

General contact: Mary Pfeiffer, 530-224-4949,

Meetings: One annual meeting, subcommittee meetings as needed, held in Redding

Outreach Summary:


  • Noxious Weeds, A Serious Threat to Shasta County’s Resources
  • 1,800 copies of three posters distributed throughout county (Terrible Thistles, Big Bad Brooms, and Nasty Knapweeds)


  • Informative talks given as needed and as requested.


  • Color insert published by U.S. Forest Service and distributed through local paper.

Project Highlights:

   Highway 299 broom removal

  • In partnership with PG&E, CalTrans, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta WMA treated invasive broom species along Highway 299. The project area has been maintained by numerous follow-up treatments.

   Fall River perennial pepperweed treatment

  • In a continuing project, Shasta WMA is treating 1,200 acres of perennial pepperweed along Fall River, in eastern Shasta County. Project partners include PG&E, UC Cooperative Extension, and Shasta County Department of Agriculture.

   Stillwater Creek Arundo removal

  • Shasta WMA has begun a new project, in partnership with the Western Shasta RCD, to remove Arundo donax (giant reed) along Stillwater Creek.

Organizations on WMA’s MOU

  • Bureau of Land Management – Eagle Lake and Carson City  District Offices
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • California State Parks
  • Fall River Resource Conservation District
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Private timber companies
  • Shasta County
  • Shasta County Cattlemen’s Association
  • Shasta County Farm Bureau
  • UC Cooperative Extension
  • US Forest Service
  • Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Other regular participants

  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company