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French Fire Reforestation Project Wraps Up Near NF

NORTH FORK — After more than three years, work is wrapping up on a project to reforest thousands of acres scorched by 2014’s French Fire. “The French Fire reforestation project ends but the work continues,” according to officials at the Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council, which has guided the reforestation effort. The nonprofit organization, which serves Fresno, Madera, ...

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Reforesting The French Fire Burn Scar Along The Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK –  Work is underway on the Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project – focused on reforesting 350 acres of Sierra National Forest burned in the 2014 French Fire. The project site is located near Mile High Vista along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. This particular area was chosen because of the high severity of the wildfire as it burned ...

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Meeting On French Fire Reforestation Along The Scenic Byway

OAKHURST – The Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project will be discussed at a community meeting at the Oakhurst Community Center on Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will be led by the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) along with a representative from the Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District. There will be ...

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Community Meeting On French Fire Reforestation Efforts

OAKHURST — The community and all interested stakeholders are invited to a public meeting on the reforestation efforts in the French Fire area on Wednesday Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. The French Fire burned nearly 14,000 acres on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest in late July and early ...

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French Fire And Firefighting Book At Scenic Byway Annual Meeting

NORTH FORK – Learn about the initial attack, management and future plans for the French Fire restoration at the annual meeting of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association on Monday, Apr. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Fork School. Burt Stalter, USFS Fuels Specialist on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest, will be one of ...

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Public Meeting On French Fire Plan

NORTH FORK – The public is invited to a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bass Lake Ranger District Office in North Fork, to learn about and comment on the French Fire Recovery and Restoration Project. The Sierra National Forest began the 30 day scoping period for the project on Oct. 30, and invites ...

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The French Fire – What Comes Next?

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – When the Junction Fire broke out in the heart of the Oakhurst community, concerns over what was happening on the French Fire near North Fork fell by the wayside as everyone focused on this new and immediate threat. Now with the danger passed in Oakhurst and the approach of the fall hunting and camping season on ...

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French Fire Management Returned To Local Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – With the French Fire now 95% contained, and crews being demobilized at a rapid pace, the Type 2 Management Team has officially transferred control to the Bass Lake Ranger District as of the 6 a.m. briefing today. USFS Battalion Chief Charlotte Jordan will head up the Type 3 team who will manage the incident to its ...

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Photos Of Campgrounds After The French Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – We are getting our first look at the aftermath of the French Fire, thanks to Dirk Charley, Forest Public Affairs Officer on the Bass Lake Ranger District. Dirk took a drive up the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, and brought back these photos of Rock Creek and Fish Creek Campgrounds and Mile High Vista. Those who love ...

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