The project will fell, pile, and burn dead standing trees, and then apply herbicide treatments on 225 acres in a severely burned portion of the 2014 French Fire. Following completion of this work, 350 acres (including the 225 acres treated by this project and 125 acres treated by the USFS) will be replanted in accordance with US Forest Service Region 5 guidelines. An outreach and education effort highlighting success stories and the importance of post-fire reforestation will include community meetings, field trips, social media, and press releases.
This project specifically targets the area most severely burned in the French Fire for reforestation, thereby reducing sedimentation and turbidity, improving water quality for downstream users, and providing bank stabilization along local tributaries. The reforested conifers will contribute to carbon sequestration and ultimately provide habitat for wildlife species such as Pacific Fisher and Spotted Owl.
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):