Fire Adapted 50: Phase B USFS Unit I (Sly Park)

The Project is an all-lands hazardous fuel reduction project aimed at creating fire resilient forest ecosystems and fire-adapted communities. The project is one of several included in Fire Adapted 50 and the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy. The landscape encompassed is representative of the current state of the Sierra Nevada as evidenced by the devastating effects of recent fires, drought and insect associated tree mortality.

The FA50 Phase I – Sly Park Unit (900 acres) is located near Pollock Pines in central El Dorado County, California. It is on ENF lands within T10N, R13 East, Sec. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 within the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) 7.5-minute Sly Park Quadrangle and T11N, R13 East, Sec. 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 within the USGS 7.5-minute Pollock Pines Quadrangle.

The Sly Park Unit is located adjacent to and surrounded by low-medium density residential properties, forested land owned by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) and non-industrial private landowners, and El Dorado National Forest (ENF) land. The Project area is adjacent to Jenkinson Lake. The primary function of this reservoir is to store water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial purposes within El Dorado County. The Sly Park Recreation Area, which includes the lake and is managed by EID, is an extremely important recreational destination for people from El Dorado County and beyond

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