This project will complete a minimum of 1,100 acres, up to 4,906 acres, of under and pile burning on the Sagehen Experimental Forest in Tahoe National Forest. Project preparation includes 15+ miles of necessary fire line, monitoring weather and fuel moisture conditions, coordinating with the CA Air Quality Management District for fire burn windows.
University of California, Berkeley
The project will protect forest resources from devastating wildfires while conserving rare and keystone species and restoring ecosystem function. The reduction of fuel load will reduce extreme wildfire risk, which not only impacts the local economy and air quality but also makes forests susceptible to destructive erosion, sedimentation of streams, and subsequent reduction of water quality.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):