Category Archives: YSS in the Press and Stories of Interest

Dead Sierra Nevada trees pose serious fire risk

BY NATHAN GRAVELINE, CHRIS TROTT AND JOHN BUCKLEY Special to The Bee Recently, The Modesto Bee ran an editorial acknowledging the enormity of the wildfire threat currently facing public and private lands across the West. (“Preventing forest fires is up to Congress,” July 7) In particular, The Bee accurately emphasized the urgent need for Congress…
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Dead tree crisis: How mortality impacts environment

Escalating fire threats are a primary concern. Changes in Sierra Nevada ecosystems are among long-term effects. By Guy McCarthy / The Union Democrat Published Jun 28, 2016 at 11:17PM "Looking at the big picture, this truly spectacular four-year drought and all the associated bark beetle mortality have combined to squeeze dramatic habitat change into a…
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CSAC Tree Mortality Video Features YSS Members

Sponsored by the California State Association of Counties, CSAC, this video provides a compelling overview of the seriousness of the tree mortality sweeping across CA forests to include those within the YSS area of focus.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/g5KXjG4bcwQ?autoplay=1&rel=0
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Grant will restore tiny part of Rim burn

State agency provides $842,000 for meadows, deer habitat, springs, culverts - Recipient is coalition called Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions BY JOHN HOLLAND  jholland@modbee.com  May 6, 2016 An $842,000 grant will pay for meadow restoration and other work on a tiny part of the area scorched by the Rim Fire. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a state agency, awarded…
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Rim Fire Recovery Efforts Garner $842,000 Grant

mymotherlode.com  05/04/2016 6:25 pm PST Tori James, MML News Reporter Sonora, CA – Rim Fire restoration efforts are $842,000 richer today, courtesy of a grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to support targeted activities underway. The monies, earmarked for restoration efforts in the Cherry Creek Watershed, will help the Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions (YSS) collective bring back…
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Rim Fire Recovery Plan Released

The Union Democrat by Guy McCarthy 4/29/16 Federal custodians of the Stanislaus National Forest are publishing a plan today detailing how they intend to stimulate recovery from the gigantic 2013 Rim Fire that destroyed 400 square miles of mountain watersheds more than two years ago. “Recovery from an event like the Rim Fire takes years,”…
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Reforesting plan for area hit by Rim Fire advances

Timber-environmentalist coalition endorses planting on 21,300 acres  BY JOHN HOLLAND jholland@modbee.com RICH PEDRONCELLI Associated Press file Fallen trees are chained down before being removed from the Rim Fire area in 2014. A Stanislaus National Forest official has approved a proposal to plant conifer seedlings within the burn area as well as to thin older plantations…
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Randy Hanvelt: Action can’t come soon enough for California forests

OPINION MARCH 9, 2016 2:25 PM State burned 893,000 acres in 2015 because of wildfires.  Forest Service estimates state has 9 million acres at risk. A pond in Stanislaus National Forest reflects trees damaged but not killed by the Rim Fire that began in August 2013. The historic blaze in Stanislaus National Forest alone emitted…
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