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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 a presentation about the project and the values of reforestation.

The Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project is 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.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, under the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) grant cycle and in support of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.

Additional funding has been provided by the Bass Lake Ranger District, the Arbor Day Foundation and Y/S RC&DC.

If you would like more information about this meeting please call Robert Hopkins at 559-877-8663 or email rhopkins@ysrcandd.org.

The Y/S RC&DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to natural resource conservation and economic development. The Council service area includes the rural and foothill communities of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and Tulare counties.

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