This project will treat with prescribed fire forest lands that have become overly dense due to a century of fire suppression and lack of management. Elements of the work include: 1) laying and constructing 25 miles of perimeter fire control lines, utilizing existing trails and natural and human-made barriers as much as possible; 2) cutting, piling, and burning heavy accumulation of fuels to reduce the risk from the understory burning operations; 3) raking away the thick accumulations of duff from around selected old-growth trees so that roots will not be damaged from prolonged heat; 4) protection measures for cultural resource sites and ‘at risk’ historic sites and other infrastructure; and 5) approximately 4,400 acres of prescribed understory burning through handheld ignition over a period of several years. Work to prepare for burning will also include removing small encroaching conifers from 25 acres of interspersed aspen groves and meadows.
El Dorado Irrigation District
This project will provide watershed-scale treatments to reduce wildfire risk and improve water quality and delivery
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):