Mechanical Thinning

Mechanical Thinning
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Gold Hill Forest Restoration Project

Total Project Area: 84 acres

The Town of Gold Hill is an old mining town and is significantly at risk for wildfire. The Fourmile Fire (2010) burned up to the southern boundary of the town and destroyed homes in an adjacent subdivision. The Lefthand and Calwood fires (2020) again highlighted the vulnerability of the town to wildfire. This project is a community driven approach to forest management on private lands. The project is intended to serve as a demonstration project…

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