Tulare County Fire has been awarded five grants from the CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) through their California Climate Investment Grant program.
In total, Tulare County will be receiving $1.3 million in funding to complete five fire protection and tree removal projects. These projects are geared to help mitigate the current tree mortality crisis in our local mountains.
According to the latest statewide Tree Mortality survey, California now has 129 million dead trees in its forests. Amongst the affected areas in the state, Tulare County is home to the highest number of dead trees with 29 million.
The funds will be spent to assist in completing the following projects:
Posey Hazard Fuel Reduction Project
Hartland Hazard Fuel and Tree Reduction Project
South Fork Hazard Fuel Reduction Project
Camp Nelson Hazard Fuel and Tree Reduction Project
Silver City Fuel and Tree Reduction Project
The efforts in receiving this grant funding was made possible by the collaborative work of the following County Departments: Tulare County Fire, HHSA, RMA, and OES.