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Evacuation Warning Due To Fire

Breaking News: Madera County Sheriff’s Office Issues an Evacuation Warning for 1 Mile Radius of ECCO Conference Center In Oakhurst Update: April 18th, 2021 at 2:45 PM – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation order for 1 mile radius of ECCO Conference Center has been lifted. Please use caution, emergency equipment and personnel are still ...

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Create Your Defensible Space

CAL FIRE reminds us to “Create Your Defensible Space” as fire season approaches.  Madera-Mariposa-Merced- Recent rains were a welcome sight to drought parched California, but the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) firefighters are not letting their guard down. CAL FIRE’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) will be conducting inspections within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) and enforcing the ...

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CAL FIRE Grants Available

CAL FIRE Announces Availability of Funding for Projects that Proactively Address Fire Prevention and Forest Health Sacramento – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $317 million for Forest Health, Fire Prevention, Forest Legacy and Forest Health Research grant projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, ...

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Fundraiser For Creek Fire Recovery

Central Valley Community Bank Raises over $83,000 for Central Sierra Resiliency Fund, Established in September 2020 while the Creek Fire was raging through the Central Sierra mountains, The Fund is dedicated to restore, revitalize and reforest the region. FRESNO – Central Valley Community Bank President and CEO, James M. Ford, announced that the Bank raised over $83,000 for the Central ...

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Creek Fire Disaster Relief Bill

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 462, introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today. Senate Bill 462 would allow for the state to share up to 100 percent of total eligible costs related to the Creek Fire. Currently, the state’s share is only 75 percent. The Senate Governmental Organization Committee has jurisdiction over bills ...

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Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Fuel Reduction on Public Lands OAKHURST — Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) is soliciting bids from contractors for the  Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project . YSRCDC is seeking a qualified contractor to create fuel breaks and defensible fuel profile zones through a combination of mechanical treatment and piling, mastication, and hand crews. ...

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Prescribed Burn Association Meeting: UCCE Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Fire is a natural part of California’s ecosystem. If used properly, fire can improve the health and resiliency of both forests and rangelands, control weeds, increase species diversity, promote native species, and reduce extreme smoke and damage of catastrophic wildfires. Prescribed fire is increasingly accepted as one of the tools to meet these land management goals. However, the ...

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Sierra National Forest Plans to Initiate Winter/Spring Prescribed Burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

North Fork, Calif., – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials plan to implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). The projects are on Bass Lake Recreation Sites, Carmen Pasture, Cedar Valley, Creek Fire Double-gate, Ferguson Fire, Greys Mountain, Sugar Pine, Sonny Meadows Timberloft, as well as; administrative sites at Batterson, Clearwater, Jerseydale, North Fork ...

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Evacuation Warning for Creek Fire Burn Scar Areas Including Cascadel and Kinsman Flat

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation warning for Road 225 between Cascadel Road, including the area within Sierra National Forest, due to an incoming storm with possible debris/mud flow concerns. The evacuation warning area includes Kinsman Flat Subdivision, Saginaw Creek Subdivision, and Cascadel Road at Cascadel Heights Drive (Cascadel Woods Subdivision). The National Weather Service ...

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