Working Together for a Safer, Healthier Forest

The Craggy Vegetation Management Project was developed to improve fire resiliency on National Forest System lands by reducing fuels and stand density in strategic areas and within the wildland urban interface (WUI).  The vegetation management also improves forest health, habitat for various wildlife and botanical species of concern, and watershed conditions in the project area.

Funding for the project was provided by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation through a California Climate Investments grant from the State of California.  The project was developed by the Forest Service in partnership with the CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit and the Yreka Fire Safe Council. Treatments proposed in the project total approximately 11,310 acres within a 29,500 acre project area.

To see more information go to the Craggy Vegetation Project webpage:

Images and Story submitted by Andrew Mueller, Forest Culturist. Images are of the Badger Mountain Mastication contract managed by contracting officer representative Daniel Beall, Silviculture Technician, Salmon/Scott River Ranger District. 

Image showing small trees with brush removed after mastication project

Image of brush cleared from beneath large pine trees