A Community Conservation Success Story!

January 2017: It may come as a surprise to many that the beloved Quincy "Q", located above the Quincy Junior Senior High School, was until recently not part of the PUSD campus. 

Plumas Unified School District closed on the 1.5 acre parcel, acquiring the Q and part of the nature trail on January 23, 2017. The land transfer to the school was accomplished by a generous donation from landowner Karen Lillibridge and with land transaction assistance from Feather River Land Trust.  The Q is finally home where it belongs!

The Q and nature trail are now protected for current and future student use--for study of the natural environment, and for physical activity with the famously strenuous hill climb.

The view from the Q on a hazy winter evening. Photo by Vanessa Vasquez/FRLT

The land transfer and conservation of the Q was years in the making with many generous community members (list below) donating time, funding, and technical services to acquire this special Learning Landscape site. The Q trail meanders through black oak woodlands, Sierra mixed conifer forest, and dense manzanita stands in a short but steep .8 miles.  It is truly a community treasure with students, teachers, and locals utilizing it daily.

The final phase of the Quincy Q Learning Landscapes project is the physical face-lift by the QHS Class of 1966, to take the weathered Q through another 81 years. Anyone interested in donating time or money to the Q restoration effort can contact Rob Wade, Learning Landscapes Coordinator and PUSD Environmental Educator at rwade@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Please respect the Q and school use. The Q trail is open during non-school hours. 


Q Conservation Donors (financial and in-kind services)

Todd Wilson, John Gleason, Ralph Kohne, Karen Lilibridge/Volkoma Family, QHS Boosters (Class of 2016), Quincy Rotary Club, Jerry Thomas, Grace-Ann Mason, Jan Klement, Michael Rodriguez, Paul Hardy, Karen Kleven, Aleece Bequette-Oravetz, Pete Hentschel and Kim Kraul, Rob Wade, Peggy and Bob Hiss, Frank Davis, Fred and Susan Howe, Bill Cottini, Judy Wright, Vanessa Vasquez, Dave and Sandy McKee, Norma May Wood, and the QHS Student Body.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017