Years of fire suppression on forested lands has created a perfect storm in many of our communities and all that is needed to set it off is a spark. To help prevent a catastrophic wildfire in Alta Sierra the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC), The Greater Alta Sierra Firewise Community (GAS FWC) and AmeriCorps NCCC have teamed up with Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) to improve their 40 acre Adam Ryan Wildlife Preserve. The Preserve, located at the intersection of Dog Bar Rd. and Alta Sierra Dr., is home to the Alan Thiesen Trail which is a 1 mile loop trail open to the public. Joanne Drummond the Exectuve Director of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County says this property was identifed to be at risk of wild fire.
Today and tomorrow (6/11-12) the Fire Safe Council, members of the Greater Alta Sierra Firewise Community and AmeriCorp will lead workdays which will focus on removing dead and dying trees from near the roadsides, pulling scotch broom, thinning ladder fuels and maintaining the trail. To ensure the safety of the public the trail will be closed for these two days. These efforts are all part of the plan to reduce the fire hazard for the preserve and the greater community.