Sally McGowan has been a unifying force for the community of Old Highway east of Quincy. She brought her community together through potlucks and conversation. From there, Sally moved the group forward with Firewise recognition and was able to involve a large absentee landowner in a grant-funded hazardous fuel reduction project. She also brought together several neighbors to pre-treat and underburn an area owned by multiple landowners that was directly adjacent to several homes. She has been consistently involved with the Plumas County Fire Safe Council and brings enthusiasm and support to all of her efforts.