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Learn and Burn Workshop Scheduled

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MARIPOSA – Spring is a great time for pile burning! Pile burning is a safe, effective, and legal way to reduce your wildfire risk when equipped with the tools and knowledge to do so. Yosemite Gateway Prescribed Burn Cooperative (YGPBC) and University of California Cooperative Extension are organizing a Learn & Burn workshop. This will be about residential pile burning ...

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County Proposes New Evac Route

OAKHURST—As part of his Town Hall series, District 5 Supervisor Robert Macaulay held a meeting at the Oakhurst Elementary School Multipurpose Room on January 22nd. He and other Madera County officials laid out plans for a potential evacuation route to serve the John West/Jean Road area of Oakhurst. The area is one of several in the eastern Madera County area ...

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Yosemite’s Pika Fire is a “Good Fire”

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK-The Pika Fire currently burning behind North Dome in Yosemite National Park (YNP) is now 818 acres in size. As previously reported here, park officials use a confined and contained strategy that allows the fire to move naturally across the landscape, providing ecological benefits to plants and wildlife while meeting protection objectives to minimize risk to people and ...

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Ashworth Fire Arson Arrest in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA—California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Law Enforcement Officers arrested 31-year-old Gino Galileo Luciani on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023, in Mariposa County. Through an extensive investigation, Luciani was identified as the suspect responsible for igniting a vegetation fire on July 12th, 2023. The Ashworth Fire occurred in the Bootjack area in Mariposa County. The fire burned approximately ...

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4th of July Holiday Safety in the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF)? Activities such as camping, backpacking, fishing, picnicking and so many more in the great outdoors, are available for you in the SNF! Due to tremendous efforts by Forest Service, contractor, and volunteer personnel and ...

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Madera County District 5 Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Please join Madera County District 5 Supervisor Bobby Macaulay tomorrow night for an informative online town hall meeting via Zoom. This meeting will include a discussion on insurance and resources available to help you harden your home against wildfire. Supervisor Macaulay will be joined by, among others, Justin Macomb from Cal Fire and Richie M. Sayavong from ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

COARSEGOLD– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation (CAL TRANS), Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aims to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a ...

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CAL FIRE Announces Funding for Wildfire and Forest Health Issues Research

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SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is announcing the availability of up to $5.5 million in grant funding for Forest Health Research projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for research in forest health and wildland fire science critical to the State of California that support landowners, resource agencies, fire management organizations, and decision-makers throughout the state. ...

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American Tree Medics Mobilizing Teams for Emergency Support

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — American Tree Medics is deploying several strike teams which will include tree experts, medics, and military veterans to help residents prepare for the latest round of storms hitting the Central Valley and the Sierra. “In January, our office here in Merced was flooded by Black Rascal Creek, and our tree equipment was literally dead in the water,” ...

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Mariposa County RCD Offers Free Help for Home Hardening

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is launching a free program to help residents to harden their homes against wildfire. The new program includes a team of technical experts to perform an onsite assessment, and a list of recommendations specific to the home. When possible, they will also install ember screens on attic and crawlspace vents, ...

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