Planting Location: North Central Plumas County - Moonlight Fire, Walker Fire, & Dixie Fire Footprint
Project Description/Objective: The Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project is restoring approximately 12,703 acres in the Moonlight Fire area and is located on National Forest System lands on the Plumas National Forest (PNF), Mt. Hough Ranger District. In 2007, the Moonlight Fire burned 65,000 acres of the Plumas National Forest, 37,000 of which burned at stand-replacing high severity converting forests dominated by long-lived conifers to shrublands dominated by montane chaparral species. The Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project will complete watershed and forest health restoration activities in areas where the high severity fire occurred. Some of the Moonlight Fire Area reburned in the 2019 Walker Fire and the 2021 Dixie Fire which has added restoration units that are immediate priorities.
Ecological Benefits:This forest fire restoration project will produce ecological benefits that include reforestation for biodiversity and habitat restoration, erosion control, and carbon sequestration for climate stabilization.
Community Benefits:This project will benefit the local community by creating jobs and restoring the health of the watershed and landscape
Types of Trees: Ponderosa Pine, Jeffery Pine, Sugar Pine, Incense Cedar, Douglas Fir
Number of Trees Donated by Noble Oak: 43,320