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Posted on: November 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Tamarack Fire Restoration Area & Burn Scar Aerial Seeding

Alpine County’s Emergency Forest Restoration Team will conduct aerial seeding in the Tamarack Fire Restoration Area & Burn Scar on November 29, 2023. The Alpine County Airport will be closed through November 30, 2023.  

The Tamarack Emergency Forest Restoration Team (EFRT) will be conducting aerial seeding on the private lands affected by the Tamarack Fire on November 29th. This seeding operation will run out of the Alpine County airport and be conducted with low flying crop duster type aircraft. Due to the nature of setting up for paths to drop seeds, low flying aircraft may be passing overhead of neighboring residences. Operations will be conducting during normal daylight hours, from generally 10am to 4pm each day. We appreciate your patience and understanding with this inconvenience.  

The seeding operation is part of the larger restoration efforts of the Tamarack Fire. Activities from this field season included removing many of the burnt trees and preparing the landscape for revegetation. While some of the biomass disposal operations are still ongoing, aerial seeding of the treated landscape is an important mitigation measure to help provide erosion control and weed control in the coming season. Aerial seeding efforts conducted immediately after the fire were very successful in some areas and the team felt it would be beneficial provide additional seed for the upcoming spring. The seed mix has been developed by local experts with a mix of native grasses and forbs which we want to encourage in the fire scarred areas. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Clint Celio, Alpine County Wildfire Projects Coordinator at ccelio@alpinecountyca.gov

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