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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. 



  • 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.
  • Both non-profit corporations that served as fire departments before the formation of the district, continue to support their respective depts. primarily as fundraising entities: AVFD non-profit corp and PCVFD non-profit corp.
  • Donations to any of these entities: AVFD, PCVFD or Pliocene Ridge CSD are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Mailing addresses are listed on the contact page.  Please send your tax-deductible donation today.


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