Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 6, 2022

5 wildfire recovery strategies for the Sierra Nevada

from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Following several years of uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires, the Sierra Nevada region is in uncharted territory. In 2021 alone, approximately 1.5 million acres burned. Over half of those acres experienced high-severity fire, which kills at least 75% of vegetation. These fires have left behind an altered landscape that now includes vast expanses of dead trees. The change threatens our water supply, wildlife habitat, carbon stores, Native American sacred sites and biocultural values, and recreation opportunities.

Informed by our strong relationships to community partners, Sierra Nevada Conservancy has identified five strategies that respond to the region’s recovery needs while also building resilience for the future.

Read full article at  5 wildfire recovery strategies | Sierra Nevada Conservancy

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