Project Summary: The Eldorado National Forest, in partnership with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, received funding through Cal Fire’s California Climate Investments Forest Health Grant Program to implement mechanical thinning, tractor piling, and mastication and prescribed fire treatments to modify fire behavior and improve forest health and resilience over this landscape to protect the nearby community of Georgetown and important forest lands in this area. Initial mechanical treatments are being completed with the assistance of a 2017 GHG Reduction Grant. To build upon this work prescribed fire treatments are planned across 2,560 acres in this project where mechanical treatments are restricted, where previous treatments have occurred and require maintenance, and as a part of the compilation of treatments designed to achieve desired fuel conditions in mechanically treated stands. The work includes preparation of fire lines including scraping hand lines, installing tractor lines, falling danger trees, hand thinning needed to prep burn units, ignition, mop-up and patrol activities.
Responsible Agency: USFS
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