MOJAVE RIVER RIPARIAN AREA FIRE PREVENTION/HAZARD PROJECT
In late summer of 2021 and early spring of 2022, the district again oversaw the mowing of tumbleweeds and other invasive species along the pasture fences and imbedded in the trees along the edge of the forested riparian area of the Mojave Narrows Regional Park. The pastures of the park are mowed as well keeping the Russian thistle from massing along the fences and then into the forest edges. This bi-annual mowing has kept the fire hazard down due to fuel reduction on the edges of the forested park areas. This work was done by Marty Frazier Weed Abatement services and was funded by the Fish and Wildlife Biological Trust Fund. An interior trail clearing plan is being discussed between the San Bernardino County, Fenner Canyon Correctional Facility, and the district to clear the established trails within the forested areas twice per year for hikers, equestrians, and fire access to the forest interior.