STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST-
The Rim Fire destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of the Stanislaus National Forest over the summer. Now, many are gathering to decide what to do with the land.
The Department of Forestry is asking for the community’s input on how many dead trees they should let logging companies harvest. The money from the tree removal will go towards reforestation.
Another option on the table is to let some of the dead trees remain for wildlife to make homes in until new trees have time to grow and mature.
The group will make their decision on what to do by August.