Matt Freitas, Program Manager

Our work at the Watershed Council is wonderfully multi-faceted. Part science: blending biology, geology, and hydrology in each project. Part management: convening agencies, consultants, and contractors to get the job done. Part funding: finding grants, foundations, and donors to bring these ambitious projects to fruition. And lastly, part education: teaching locals and visitors alike about the issues facing our watershed.

We work for the watershed. It’s our nature. With that task in mind, we seek to hire a contractor to support a long-term noxious week treatment project.

The goal of the project is to manage and prevent the spread of noxious weeds. The collaboration with the Tahoe National Forest and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide repeated cycles of weed surveys, treatment, and native plant seeding from 2017 to 2019. The contractor will support these efforts by providing collected native grass, forb, and shrub seeds to be used in re-vegetation efforts.

Please see the Request for Proposals for more information. Proposals are due by 5:00pm, August 11, 2017 to Matt Freitas, Program Manager at

Thank you to our partners at the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Thank you to the donors of the Truckee River Watershed Council and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, under the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) grant cycle and in support of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.