Reclamation District 784 Board and staff members are not authorized to grant permission to trespass on privately or publically owned land. RD784 keys will not be issued to anyone to cross the levees to engage in recreational activities. However, the TRLIA Board has opened legal access to the Feather River Set Back Area at Star Bend Boat Ramp off of Feather River Blvd.
The Feather River Setback Levee created 1600 acres of new flood-way in the river bottom. Some of the orchard land is leased to farmers who have a property right over those properties. It is not legal to trespass on leased land. Some land has been dedicated as mitigation projects, wave wash buffers or maintenance corridors. Motorized entry is not allowed in any of these areas. Most importantly, driving on, over or across the levees is illegal and endangers the structural integrity of the levees. Tens of thousands of scarce maintenance dollars have been spent repairing damage done by unauthorized motor vehicle traffic.
For further information about recreational use of the Feather River Setback areas contact Paul Brunner at 530-749-7841 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.