WHAT TO KNOW

  • STORM RESPONSE - The forest is mobilizing staff to survey the forest for storm damage to our roads, trails, and other infrastructure. Recorded rainfall on this forest for this last storm is between 8 to 12 inches.

  • CALDOR FIRE CLOSURE  - The  Caldor Fire Closure has been reduced and a new forest order issued to reflect the changes. All roads, trails, and facilities within the fire closure area are closed.  This includes Morman Emigrant Trail. Forest Order 03-21-19.

  • RECREATION FACILITY STATUS - For information on which facilities are open or closed.

  • ROAD STATUS - For information on which roads are open or closed.

BURNED AREA EMERGENCY RESPONSE (BAER)

Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources.

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A piece of Eldorado National Forest is lost in the Caldor Fire: Plummer Guard Station.


Caldor Fire Recovery

Recovery after a major wildfire is a long term process. The first steps involve repairing areas damaged by fire suppression, and mitigating safety hazards such as fire weakened trees, burning stump holes, damaged utilities, and hazmat concerns. Recovery also includes the Burned Area Emergency Response, information on access to recreation residences and the forest, debris cleanup, the rebuilding process for recreation residences, and future Caldor Fire restoration and management activities.

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Great American Outdoors Act

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The Great American Outdoors Act enables federal land managers to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests.

El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee

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The El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is active. We look forward to working with the RAC and the community on a new set of conservation projects.

 




Caples Ecological Restoration Project

The Forest Service is conducting prescribed burning, aspen enhancement, and meadow restoration activities within the Caples Creek Watershed on the Placerville and Amador Ranger Districts.

What are our Nature's Benefits?

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The natural forest infrastructure provides multiple Nature's Benefits to people, plants, animals, and habitat. Find out how the Eldorado positively impacts your daily life!



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