Here is an important notice from NRCS. The Madera NRCS number is (559) 674-4628. Attachment below:
To: Supervisors & CAOS: Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Tuolumne counties
From: Cara Martinson, CSAC Legislative Representative
RE: Tree Mortality Funding: Private Landowner Assistance
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California released a notice on Friday that they are expanding their initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. NRCS will provide financial assistance for landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties. Removing dead tree debris and other woody material will also help reduce the spread of invasive pests and reduce the threat of wildfire.
Landowners with dead trees on non-industrial private conifer forestlands in Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Tuolumne counties may be eligible for financial assistance.
Funding is available through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program. For more information, please see the attached press release and visit the NRCS website.
CARA B. MARTINSON
Legislative Representative, Environmental Issues
CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Download press release here.
Tree Mortality Funding Available for Private Landowners