Valentine Forest Project

Friday, August 28, 2020

To address the ever increasing threats of tree mortality and wildfire, and with funding and project support from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Valentine Camp Reserve is engaged in a fuels reduction project aimed at increasing the health and resilience of the forest and decreasing the risk of fire to not only this important research and education site, but also to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, which surrounds the reserve. Fuels reduction work started in Summer 2020. This work is not only reducing the threat posed by fire to the Reserve and surrounding area, but is also providing unique research opportunities to improve understanding of how various management strategies affect forest health and wildfire risk.

Read the full story by Kathleen Wong describing the project

Downloadable 2-page pdf Summary of the Project.