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Landscape Recovery and Restoration
Following a wildfire, soil erosion is a top concern. Locations at an increased risk for erosion and debris flow include:
- Exposed bare mineral soil
- No vegetation covering ground
- Severely burned soil
- Steep slopes
- Land located downslope of burned areas
There are some options available to minimize the impacts of erosion. You can learn more about these options by clicking here. For details on using barriers to control erosion after a wildfire, check here.
As part of the Consolidate Debris Removal Program run by Mariposa County, each property in the program will have a hazard tree assessment. Tree crews will work to remove hazardous trees on private property that threaten public health and safety on the Right of Way (ROW), including roadways and public infrastructure.
PG&E Programs and Services
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) have some programs and services available that may be useful for wildfire survivors.
The Wildfire Wood Management Program helps landowners recovery from wildfire by offering to manage or haul wildfire wood. Please note, only wood felled by PG&E in response to a wildfire is eligible for management or hauling under this program. For more information on this program you can click here, call 1-800-687-5720 or email email@example.com.
For questions about wood management for PG&E's other vegetation management work, please call 1-800-564-5080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOREST REGENERATION, REFORESTATION, AND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
For information on forest regeneration following fires, please click here.
Resources for Reforestation and Vegetation Management:
- University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Forest Vegetation Management Guide
- Reforestation Practices for Conifers in California Guide
- University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Burned Oaks: Which Ones Will Survive?
- University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners
A common landscape practice, some may be looking to add mulch to their property as they return. Many mulches are combustible, increasing risk especially in fire-prone areas. To help identify which mulch is best for your project while reducing combustibility risk, check out The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches.
Additional RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
- Check out this California Governor's Office of Emergency Services video about flooding following fires.
- National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Post-Fire Disaster Assistance
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Preparing for Winter Following Fire in Vineyards, Orchards, and Rangelands