Happy Camp Integrated Community Protection and Workforce Development Project

 

Accelerate the development of fire adapted communities

The Happy Camp Integrated Community Protection and Workforce Development Projects uses best available science and best available scientists including Karuk traditional ecological knowledge to conduct field and office studies to develop plans and prescriptions for implementing and monitoring:

  • Fuels buffer adjacent to private and tribal residential properties (where feasible and effective), infrastructure, and ingress/egress roads critical for public safety and for improving options for fire management
  • Strategic linear fuelbreaks for WUI protection and for improving options for fire management including ridges, roads, existing firelines, and trails
  • Maintenance and/or restoration of vegetation species composition and structure to facilitate the implementation of desired fire regimes
  • Legacy road treatment, road stormproofing to reduce road-related sedimentation to streams to protect aquatic habitats and domestic water sources
  • Noxious weed inventory, mapping, and targeted treatments
  • Maintenance and/or restoration of oak woodland, meadow, mixed evergreen, riparian, and other special wildlife habitat features
  • Maintenance and/or restoration of wildlife habitat including habitat of ESA listed species and diversified upslope, riparian, and aquatic habitat for other species of special concern
  • Maintenance and restoration of the abundance and quality of Karuk Cultural Resources present in the planning area.
  • Increased collaboration and consultation with the Karuk Tribe
  • Increased stakeholder communication and engagement through the WKRP process