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Tuolumne County, CA – Some private landowners get a more detailed view of the remote areas charred by the Rim Fire. At a Forest Recovery Workshop in October, one item landowners desperately wanted to see was a more detailed vegetation burn severity map. They wanted to know how much and at what intensity their property had been scorched.

Cal Fire has released this burn severity map that zooms in on private lands and allows viewers to get a better idea of the burn severity on a finer scale.

Click here to view the map.

Also, the University of California Cooperative Extension is offering a nine part weekly webinar series on reforestation in California starting in January. The goal of the series is to explore reforestation issues in California. Those include the current needs and the ecological, social and environmental benefits.

Here are the webinar topics as released by the University:
• Identify bottlenecks and decision points confronted when planning and executing a reforestation or afforestation/restoration project including the procurement of planting stock, implementation alternatives and post-planting management
• Illuminate reforestation of burned areas in different regulatory and institutional situations including private land, state parks and federal land
• Describe state-of-the-art practices in riparian forest and oak woodland restoration
• Give information on financial and other incentives available to land owners and managers contemplating reforestation
The webinars are co-sponsored and organized by the Northern California Society of American Foresters, University of California Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

There is no fee to view the webinar, but you must register ahead of time. Click here for more information and to register.