The Project is to improve watershed health and resiliency in response to the devastating effects of the 2013 Rim Fire within the Stanislaus National Forest in the Cherry Creek, Clavey River and Tuolumne River watersheds. Funding for this Project will be used to re-establish mixed-conifer forest and thin overstocked forested stands in order to safely re-introduce frequent, lower intensity fire to the landscape.
Tuolumne River Trust
Specific objectives of this Project are to:
1. Return mixed conifer forest to the landscape. Conduct site preparation treatments including chemical and/or mechanical treatments, tree planting, and chemical release on approximately 600 acres.
2. Improve forest stand conditions. Thin up to 1,100 acres of overstocked forested stands (plantations).
3. Apply prescribed fire to improve and maintain resiliency on up to 2,000 acres. Masticate approximately 400 acres as a pre-treatment to prescribed fire treatments.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):