Fire Safe Projects

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council has secured and completed a grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, in the amount of $70,000, which supported the planning, coordination with residents and land owners, needed environmental documents such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Archaeology Report, surveys and permits in preparation to implement the the Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection site improvement project which is a part of the Madera County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

The project area is considered Very High Fire Risk in the Wildland Urban Interface along a major route for travel and is critical for evacuation safety and protection for both residents and recreational visitors.

It covers a zone approximately five miles long, where Sierra National Forest, Tribal Trust and private lands form a checkerboard of land ownership from Malum Ridge Road (RD 274) east towards the South Fork of Willow Creek in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Madera County.

This area is just south of Bass Lake beginning at Browns Creek Ditch (flumes) and continues south between the North and South Forks of Willow Creek. The planning area is182 acres.

As a result of this funding the EMCFSC was able to secure and implement two grants from the Grants Clearinghouse for on ground work making the terrain look park like, properties safer from wildfire and a place for emergency personnel to easily take their vehicles and equipment in case of a catastrophic fire in nearby areas.

Before and after photos follow below.

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

Malum Ridge Healthy Forest and Watershed Protection Project

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