Lake Tahoe EIP

Burton Forest Restoration

Project Number
Action Priority
Restore Native Forest Communities
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Primary Contact
Dan Shaw (
2019 - 2022
Forest Restoration Program Restore Native Forest Communities
The Burton Forest Restoration project will treat 132 acres of forest on Burton Creek State Park. Located in the wildland urban interface and the State Responsibility Area Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, this work builds on existing and planned treatments creating a contiguous area of reduced fuel loading, protecting multiple at risk communities. Work will strive to enhance ecosystem resilience against catastrophic wildfire, pest invasions, and climate change by, reducing forest fuels and stem densities and increasing heterogeneity and habitat diversity. Work will include hand crew thinning and pile burning on 25 acres and prescribed understory burning on 107 acres.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatment: 26 acres

Threshold Categories

  • Vegetation Preservation
Before Thinning
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Credit: Rich Adams Before Thinning