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Shasta WMA

Formed in 2000
Chaired by Mary Pfeiffer, Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner, cochair
General contact person 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

Media coverage

  • 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
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