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About the District

Pliocene Ridge CSD covers an area of approximately 115 square miles bounded on the east by Jackson Meadows Reservoir; bounded on the west by the county line common between Sierra and Yuba Counties; bounded on the south by the county line common between Sierra and Nevada Counties; and bounded on the north by the watershed division of the North Yuba River. 


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Pliocene Ridge CSD, Southern Boundary = Sierra/Nevada County Line - middle Yuba River


  • The formation of the district was initiated in 2003 with a petition signed by two-thirds of the registered voters within the district.
  • The district was formed to secure tax-based funding for local fire services.
  • The resolution to form Pliocene Ridge CSD was passed by the Sierra County Board of Supervisors and approved by LAFCO in Feburary of 2004.  The district officially began operations on January 1, 2005.
  • The district serves primarily as a “Fire District” for Alleghany, Forest City and Pike City. It also acts as a "Streetlight District" for Alleghany and Forest City.
  • Both the Alleghany and the Pike City Fire Deptartments  operate under the authority of Pliocene Ridge CSD and are managed by the district. 
  • Annual budget: approx. $35,000.
  • Approximately 66% of the land within the district's boundaries is National Forest land and does not generate tax revenue.
  • Donations to  Pliocene Ridge CSD are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations can be designated to a specific fire department or purpose, please include a note. Donations without a specific designation are deposited to the General Fire Fund, which supports district-wide fire operations. Send checks to PRCSD, 100 Pike City Road, Pike CA 95960.


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