Rim Fire Restoration

At 257,000 acres, the 2013 Rim Fire was the largest wildfire in the history of the Sierra Nevada. This megafire struck in the heart of the Upper Tuolumne River watershed, and its ecological impacts have worsened with California’s historic drought conditions and the unprecedented tree mortality now taking place.

We work closely with the Stanislaus National Forest and a host of partners to address these challenges by engaging in on-the-ground, community-based volunteer restoration projects, mitigating adverse impacts of the fire with a focus on long-term reforestation efforts.

Our Rim Fire restoration work also provides a unique opportunity to empower youth and young adults to become future leaders in forest stewardship through participating in activities with a strong environmental education focus.


Julia Stephens
Restoration Manager

Volunteer Opportunities

Tree planting and trail restoration in the Rim Fire burn area.

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