The intent of this project is to reestablish the natural role of fire and provide for the long term maintenance of prairies and forest near grasshopper peak in humboldt redwoods state park. This project will use prescribed fire and mechanical treatment to remove vegetation in pre-established burn blocks. Approximately 100 acres of prairie and surrounding forest will be treated by crews using chainsaws or clearing saws to remove stems. Follow-up prescribed burns or pile burning may be used to further reduce fuels. No trees 12” dbh or greater will be mechanically removed unless a letter of concurrence is obtained from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service. Individual trees greater than 12” dbh located in isolated stands less than 2 acres may be removed. No trees determined to be culturally significant will be removed. In addition to the benefits stated above, this project will prevent further loss of native prairies due to conifer encroachment, reverse forest stand structure changes, maintain and restore brush types, maintain natural fluctuations in native flora and fauna, and increase biodiversity.
California State Parks
Parks that serve as principle representatives in fulfilling the mission of the department
Complete and Fully Paid