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Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Shaded Fuel Break Project

Area to be treated.

Project Name: Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Shaded Fuel Break Project

Status : Funding has been applied for

Project Description

The proposed project (117 acres) is a reduction of fuels (Shaded Fuel Break) along the lower three miles of the main road corridor including all connecting access roads. The Rattlesnake Cr. Fire Safe Council Plan defines “access road” as a road, or segment of road, that serves one or more residences. The roads and access roads for this project have been placed in order of priority (high to low). These priorities were based on heavy fuels, strategic location and best protection of assets at risk. The top three priorities include:

Priority 1: Main Rattlesnake Creek Road (70 acres)
Priority 2: 44N18 Tyler Creek Road (20 acres)
Priority 3: 44N18 Indian Creek Road (27 acres)

The project would thin and remove vegetation less than 10” diameter at breast height to provide 20-foot spacing between trees. Leave trees would be limbed to a minimum of 8 feet above the ground. Multi-stem sprouts would be reduced to 2 stems. Treated fuels would be piled and burned or chipped. Thinning and removal of the dead and down fuel would reduce the likelihood that fire would climb into tree crowns, by creating a fuel bed prone to flame lengths of 4 feet or less. Up to 100 feet on one or both sides of the roads would be treated, for a maximum of 117 acres. The areas to be treated within the project area were determined by a field inventory and assessment.

FSC Collaborators

California Department of Forestry (CDF)
Klamath National Forest
Scott Valley Fire Protection District
Fruit Growers Supply Co.
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Siskiyou County Road Department
The Residents and Landowners of the Rattlesnake Creek/Tyler Gulch Area

Northern California Resource Center
P.O. Box 342 Fort Jones, California 96032

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