Northern California Burned Areas Begin Recovery Journey
The 240 wildfires currently burning in Northern California that resulted from the July 30-31 lightning event
a reminder that Mother Nature continues to play a major role in forest ecosystems. As of August 26, the total acreage of Northern California federal lands burned from that lightning event has reached 205,951 acres.
orts by firefighters ar
e gaining ground and recovery efforts are already underway in some areas.
air is the first phase
of recovery efforts to return the affected area to pre-fire conditions. Controlling erosion and run-off from fire
lines are high priorities for the Forest Service to ensure healthy watersheds.