Left Sidebar Page Type Image
Scotch Broom Challenge
(New Sites Coming January 2018)

Volunteer to be a Site Coordinator

If you would like to be part of the Core Team that plans the community site pull, please call 530-272-1122 or send us an email.

Join the Scotch Broom Challenge Video Contest and you could win a gift certificate to a local nursery!

Upcoming Scotch Broom Challenges

Volunteers Wanted

For more information or to volunteer, please call 530-272-1122, or send an email.

The Scotch Broom Challenge was created in 2007 to address the spread of this highly flammable and invasive plant in our community.  The Scotch Broom Challenge started with just a few sites in Nevada County.  In the spring of 2013, over 250 volunteers took on the Scotch Broom Challenge, and pulled broom at 21 sites throughout Nevada County and Placer County.

Next year, local groups and agencies are once again teaming up to pull Scotch broom, and we are looking for volunteers from the community who want to come out and join us.  No experience is necessary, and we provide the equipment and supplies.


Bring your family and friends, pick a site, and participate in one of Nevada County's most fun and satisfying challenges.

Ongoing Scotch Broom Challenges by:

 Mountain Lakes Estates HOA

Lake Wildwood HOA

Alta Sierra POA

If you live in one of these Firewise Communities or homeowner associations, please contact your local representative for more information on how you can get involved with the Scotch Broom Challenge in your own neighborhood – or consider starting one!


Past Scotch Broom Challenge Sites:

Alan Thiesen Trail, Alta Sierra, CA
Bear Yuba Land Trust


Independence Trail, South Yuba State Park
South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Burton Homestead
Bear Yuba Land Trust


Hirschman's Pond, Nevada City, CA
Sierra Streams Institute


Champion Mine Road & NID Ditch Trail
Greater Champion Mine Neighborhood Association


Wolf Creek at Wolf Creek Road
Wolf Creek Community Alliance


Cascade Shores Diggins
Cascade Shores Firewise Community


Rice's Crossing, Penn Valley, CA
Bear Yuba Land Trust


Deer Creek Environs Trail, Nevada City, CA
Sierra Streams Institute


Old Nevada City Airport, Nevada City, CA
Greater Cement Hill Neighborhood


Wolf Creek at Wolf Creek Road, Grass Valley, CA
Wolf Creek Community Alliance


Placer Hills/Sugar Pine Roads, Meadow Vista, CA
Michelle Hamil


Hell's Half Acre, Grass Valley, CA
Fire Safe Council, Redbud CNPS, Twin Cities Church


Camp Gold Hollow, Nevada City, CA
Camp Gold Hollow


Nevada County Airport, Nevada City, CA
Greater Cement Hill Neighborhood

Banner Lava Cap/Gracie Rd, Nevada City, CA
Banner Mountain HOA


Cement Hill Road, Nevada City, CA
Greater Cement Hill Neighborhood Association


Sages Road, North San Juan, CA
Joann & Rusty Fites Kaufman


Shields Camp Road, Nevada City, CA
 Yuba Watershed Institute


You Bet Road, Grass Valley, CA
Chris Knox & You Bet Road Community


Canyon View Preserve
Placer Land Trust


Lake Arthur, Auburn, CA
Anna VanZuuk

Scotch Broom Challenge Sites

Check out photos and video of some of our Scotch Broom Challenge sites to see which site you would like to volunteer for.