Landscape Recovery and Restoration

Erosion Control

Following a wildfire, soil erosion is a top concern. Locations at an increased risk for erosion and debris flow include:

  • Exposed bare mineral soil
  • No vegetation covering ground
  • Severely burned soil
  • Steep slopes
  • Land located downslope of burned areas

There are some options available to minimize the impacts of erosion. You can learn more about these options by clicking here. For details on using barriers to control erosion after a wildfire, check here

Tree Survival

As part of the Consolidate Debris Removal Program run by Mariposa County, each property in the program will have a hazard tree assessment. Tree crews will work to remove hazardous trees on private property that threaten public health and safety on the Right of Way (ROW), including roadways and public infrastructure. These trees will be determined by a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) certified arborist or Registered Professional Forester (RPF).

  • To learn more about the process of identifying hazard trees, watch this video.
  • For more on mortality assessments, click here.
  • For more on caring for trees after wildfire, click here.
  • For more on general landscape restoration, click here.

PG&E Programs and Services

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) have some programs and services available that may be useful for wildfire survivors. 

The Wildfire Wood Management Program helps landowners recovery from wildfire by offering to manage or haul wildfire wood. Please note, only wood felled by PG&E in response to a wildfire is eligible for management or hauling under this program. For more information on this program you can click here, call 1-800-687-5720 or email

For questions about wood management for PG&E's other vegetation management work, please call 1-800-564-5080 or email


For information on forest regeneration following fires, please click here.

Resources for Reforestation and Vegetation Management:

Landscape Mulches

A common landscape practice, some may be looking to add mulch to their property as they return. Many mulches are combustible, increasing risk especially in fire-prone areas. To help identify which mulch is best for your project while reducing combustibility risk, check out The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches