The Tamarack Fire exploded July 16, 2022 and burned for 3 days across eastern Alpine County. Three homes were lost. The community continues to rebuild, planning and implementing restoration and reforestation projects across the landscape.
In June of 2022, Alpine County hosted a Community Meeting to outline the restoration activities related to the Tamarack Fire. All the partners associated with the restorations efforts were on hand to go over their projects and how they fit into the restoration landscape.
Alpine County received a grant of approximately $1.8 million from the USDA State and Private Forestry program to provide restoration activities to landowners affected by the Tamarack Fire. The County is in the process of contracting with the Register Professional Forester to guide the grant administration and implementation process.