MOJAVE RIVER RIPARIAN AREA FIRE PREVENTION/HAZARD PROJECT
The district worked with their contractor, NorTerra Services, LLC, to eliminate dead and down debris within the Mojave riverbed riparian area of the Mojave Narrows Regional Park, continuing downstream and including the Lewis Center Property. This project is in a critical “Exhibit H” area and utilized the Judgment’s Biological Trust Fund. The contractor removed dead/down trees as a fire prevention/restoration project. This work was accomplished by using a skid steer with a masticator attachment which chipped the down trees and debris. San Bernardino County Parks hired a crew from the Pilot Rock California Department of Corrections to assist our contractor by pulling out debris the masticator could not reach. This understory debris clearing and chipping, is extremely important in order to protect one of our most precious riparian areas in the High Desert. This work was done in partnership with California Fish and Wildlife and San Bernardino County Parks.