The project will restore and enhance 250 acres of forestland within the Chowchilla watershed in Mariposa County. This will be accomplished by removing the majority of drought and beetle-killed pine trees; thinning overstocked plantations to approximately 150 trees per acre and trees under 8 inches diameter in natural stands. Slash will be masticated and spread on site or burned. Post-thinning, a pruning operation will raise the canopy to create a more fire safe setting.
Sierra Foothill Conservancy
The project will connect and strengthen a series of completed and planned fuel breaks installed by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE, and the Sierra National Forest. This will create a more-resilient landscape to withstand future wildfires, droughts, or pest outbreaks and protect multiple rural communities.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):