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Shaded Fuel Break Planned for Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) is thrilled to unveil the latest initiative in our ongoing commitment to wildfire prevention and community safety: the Mariposa Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Project. Spanning an area of approximately 70 acres or 1.5 miles along Boyer and Homestead Road. This project involves the a comprehensive approach to wildfire mitigation, aiming to ...

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Oak Fire Arson Arrest

MARIPOSA—CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested 71-year-old Edward Fredrick Wackerman on Friday, June 16, 2023, in Mariposa County. Through an extensive investigation, Wackerman, a local Mariposa resident, has been identified as the suspect responsible for igniting the Oak fire in July 2022. The Oak fire occurred in the Midpines area in Mariposa County. The Oak fire burned 19,244 acres of ...

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Understanding Your FEMA Letter

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–California residents who applied for assistance from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the recent severe storms and flooding will receive a determination letter from FEMA. It may say you are ineligible for assistance, but that is not a denial. Applicants are given a reason for their ineligibility and told what they need to do to appeal the ...

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Mariposa County Receives Federal Assistance

Mariposa County Receives Federal Assistance along with Two Recovery Centers for Recent Disasters MARIPOSA COUNTY–Mariposa County has been approved for a variety of federal assistance programs to support recovery from the Oak Fire, Late December 2022 Winter Storms, and February/March 2023 Winter Storms. The different declared disasters have different approved assistance. Oak Fire and Late December 2022 Winter Storms Mariposa ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Using Conifers for Fire Restoration

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Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County The Oak Fire (July 2022) devastated large parts of the ponderosa pine forest in the mountains east of Mariposa. Wooded landscapes on private properties and substantial areas of the adjoining Sierra National Forest were affected. This article explains how to plant conifer seedlings for post-fire forest restoration. The conifer plant materials for reforestation ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Issue Evacuation Warning

MARIPOSA COUNTY–An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the following areas or communities: Greeley Hill, El Portal, Bear Creek Cabins, Oak Fire burn scar, Creekside Apartments, Hornitos and La Grange. A map of the areas will be available soon, at which time you can check your specific address by visiting: https://arcg.is/Ln4y9 The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office feels the threat level is ...

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Oak Fire Survivor Rebuilding Workshop 2.0

MARIPOSA—Mariposa County Health and Human Services has partnered with the Alliance for Community Transformations to provide an in-person Rebuilding Workshop 2.0! The workshop will be open to Oak Fire Survivors looking to rebuild their home regardless of insurance status; options may be available for you! The workshop will be held on February 8th from 5 PM to 7 PM at ...

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Mother Lode Job Training Helps Oak Fire Survivors

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Was your job negatively impacted by the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires? Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) is here to help!  Participants do not have to reside in Amador or Mariposa Counties to receive assistance. Did the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires negatively impact your job? Did you, your spouse, or a family member providing for you lose employment? ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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UCCE to Offer Post-Fire Forest Resilience Workshop

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Save the Date! Register now for a California Post- Fire Forest Resilience Workshop! Post-Fire Resilience Workshop Flyer (PDF) Online every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 1 to March 15 and in-person field trips on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. Hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with CAL FIRE, California Association of Resource Conservation ...

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