Checking in for another West Wednesday (+ a few hours). I had a great day yesterday on the El Dorado National Forest with the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy (SOFAR) learning about their efforts to use prescribed fire, and to manage natural ignitions, to improve forest health. Some of their goals are to decrease the presence of white fir-dominated stands, increase landscape heterogeneity, and improve avian and wildlife habitat.
Through mechanical thinning and prescribed burning, SOFAR is working to turn this:
SOFAR is a Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy group partnering with the Sierra Institute’s Sierra to California All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE) project.
Until next time,
Leana, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment