Fire Adapted 50: Phase B
USFS II Unit, Camino & Pollock Pines
Fire Adapted 50: Phase B (USFS II Unit, Camino & Pollock Pines) is part of a series of wildfire fuels reduction projects to be completed through Fire Adapted 50 (FA50) Phase B, an innovative all-lands approach to increasing fire resiliency and fire adapted communities along the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) of the U.S. Highway 50 corridor. FA50 was developed to strengthen and expand existing fuel breaks in the WUI zone of the South Fork American River (SOFAR) watershed and consists of several projects, primarily along the Highway 50 corridor, where there have been five large and devastating fires in the last 40 years. It is a collaborative effort between the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the U.S. Forest Service, the El Dorado Resource Conservation District and the Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District (RCDs). FA50 Phase B is consistent with the Fire Adapted Communities component of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
In particular, the USFS II Unit will focus on creating a fuel break of approximately 500 acres on US Forest Service lands in Camino and Pollock Pines. Work is currently in the planning phase, with site treatment set to begin in spring 2021. The land will be treated using a combination of mastication and hand-thinning methods.