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Project: The Sagehen Forest Project

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3855P011056

Implemented By: University of California, Berkeley

Objective: 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.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $1,000,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Nevada, Sierra

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration5/13/2019$1,000,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationForest Lands1100acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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