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University of California
Natural Resource Issues and Concerns
- Post Fire Restoration “Dos” and “Don’ts”
- A 4 page compilation by USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service summary document giving reminders of what to do and not to do on your property after a fire.
- Recovering from Wildfire in Southern California
- UCCE and Cal Fire report on recovery steps, what to expect and how to participate in recovery efforts
- Soil Quality Resource Concern-Hydrophobicity
- What are hydrophobic soils, and what affect do they have on a landscape after fire, and considerations for rehabilitation and treatment.
- Soils Map and Information (Web Soil Survey)
- Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. NRCS has soil maps and data available online and is the source of soil survey information
- Wildfire, Smoke and livestock
- Smoke affects on animal health developed by the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
- Erosion Control Structures for Road, Fire Lines and Trails
- Forest road, fire line and skid trail construction and maintenance usually requires a complement of BMP measures to control runoff and erosion that may occur this winter. Commonly accepted Forestry practices include water bars, rolling dips, broad-based dips, water turnouts, insloping/outsloping, and sediment traps.
- Ranch and Fire Trail Maintenance
- Road maintenance guide for low volume roads.
- Straw Wattles
- Proper installation of straw wattles is essential to insure successful erosion control.
- Conservation Planning in Landslide Terrain
- Slope stability and landside potential needs to be part of any recovery planning.
- Slope Stability
- Tips on preventing landslides and erosion
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