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Project: Eastern Madera Wildfire Restoration

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3855P01880

Implemented By: Yosemite-Sequoia RC&DC

Objective: 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.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $479,478.55

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 1/1/2020    Actual Completion: 4/7/2020

Associated Counties: Madera

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration11/17/2016$479,478.55

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationForest Lands350acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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