ABOUT THE PROJECT
Since 2015, the Sierra National Forest has suffered from a historic tree mortality event which has killed off up to 90% of trees in large swaths of the landscape. Land managers for this area, including federal, state and private agencies, are facing urgent challenges responding to this event. Even without the immediate pressures caused by this most recent tree mortality event, managing the diverse group of stakeholders who make up the wildlands urban interface of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains is a challenging task. The health of these public lands are inseparable from that of the surrounding private lands. Without immediate, informed, and integrated post-tree mortality restoration plans, we are at risk of losing or greatly degrading the value of this beautiful national treasure.