California’s Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is joining forces with county, state and federal agencies to implement fuels reduction, reforestation and biomass utilization projects.

The RCD has combined two grants–totaling more than $3 million–to put toward that effort, which will impact nearly 3,000 acres of forestland, in some cases with multiple treatments. One grant for more than $2 million came in August from CAL Fire’s California Climate Investments Forest Health grant program, while the other for $1.3 million was secured from the Wildlife Conservation Board’s Forest Conservation program.

“Everyone’s already working as hard as they can, to the maximum budget they have, and it’s not enough,” RCD Program Manager Melinda Barrett said . “By joining our efforts, we improve the timing, coordination and effectiveness of everything we’re all doing.”