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Forest Service to do Clearing Near Nevada City

Some Forest Service land north and east of Nevada City will be cleaned up–reducing the risk of a major wildfire. Yuba River Acting District Ranger Jonathan Cook-Fisher has signed a project decision notice…

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The ‘Western Nevada County Community Defense Project-Madrone Springs’ will involve work crews and machinery removing what they call ladder fuels, or shrubs and smaller trees that help fire climb onto larger trees. In addition to lowering fire danger, Cook-Fisher says the project will also provide an economic benefit to the area…

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Cook-Fisher says they are still actively seeking funding for the project, but hope to start work as early as next month. He says you’ll be able to see significant results just a few weeks after the work gets underway.

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