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Project: Von Der Ahe Forest Enhancement Project

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3855P011063

Implemented By: Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Objective: 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.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $721,487.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Mariposa

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration5/13/2019$721,487.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationForest Lands250acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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