Fire Restoration Practices and Support Services
UCCE, NRCS and the MFRIG have a fire recovery workshop on October 1, 2008.
Other Forestry Workshops in California include:
The NRCS, Cal Fire and UCCE can provide on-site technical assistance for forest and range landowners affected by the Mendocino Fires.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is working with MFRIG to address the immediate threats to watershed health and communities to safeguard affected lands following a natural disaster such as the Mendocino Lightning Fires.
Wildfires produce hydrologic conditions that are poor, surface runoff can increase over 70 percent and erosion can increase by three orders of magnitude. Three categories of treatments include hillslope, channel and road treatments.
In California, the forester must be licensed to provide recommendations on forest management.
List will be provided soon
In California, range managers are certified by the Board of Forestry to provide guidance to rangeland management.
We have put together, based on our survey information, a list of seed and straw suppliers, and known erosion control materials.
These nurseries are primarily retail and wholesale, a few are wholesale only. Most are in Northern California, except for mail order sources and a few outstanding nurseries.
Forest lands provide very important functions to our environment. Mendocino’s air, water, soil, vegetation, fish and wildlife resources are legally protected and many national, state and local agencies have permitting processes to protect them. If your restoration activities may potentially affect any of these resources, consult a professional for advice.
A cost share program for working landscapes that can address environmental damage, including reforestation, soil erosion control and water quality protection. A PDF description of the national EQIP program and a follow up document on local funding concerns.
A cost share program for forest lands that addess slong-term forest management infrastructure that support society’s values of clean water, wildlife, fiber production and watershed protection (fuel management).
Attached is the IRS circular on losses including timber loss considerations.
BOE Tax Relief
The Board of Equalization (BOE) declaration for emergency relief available for taxpayers affected by Mendocino County Fires.