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Fork Fire Local Assistance Center

NORTH FORK–The Madera County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the availability of a Local Assistance Center (LAC) following the recent Fork Fire. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the Fork Fire. Residents will be able to replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Give Trees a Chance

Image of a beech tree with new growth.

By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, UC Master Gardener of Mariposa County. MARIPOSA — The impulse after a fire is to remove all evidence that the event occurred. This is understandable from an emotional perspective, however, if we shift to the nature lens we see a different approach. Although the landscape looks blackened with no visible signs of life, life nonetheless is rearranging, ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Partnerships Between Humans & Nature

Image of a fern seedling growing after a fire.

By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County This is the first part of “The Partnership between Humans and Nature during Fire Recovery.” MARIPOSA — Wildfire has entered our common vocabulary over the past 15+ years across California and Mariposa County. From the Telegraph Fire in ’08 to the Washburn, Agua, and Oak Fires, Mariposa County has experienced unpredictable blazes, ...

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Oak Fire Debris Removal Community Meetings

MARIPOSA–Mariposa County Residents who have been impacted by the Oak Fire and lost their homes will have the opportunity to learn about the next steps to recovery. 127 homes were destroyed in the Oak Fire during July and August, earlier this year. The fire is now 98% contained. Mariposa County has partnered with the State to provide debris removal at ...

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