The Highway 50 corridor in Eldorado County, California, is a crucial landscape feature to reduce the risk of megafires in a wildfire-prone ecosystem. Reducing fuel loads in buffer areas along Highway 50 further increases the significance of the highway to affect fire behavior. Contracted by the Eldorado Resource Conservation District, SIG quantifies the avoided wildfire emissions associated with fuel treatments in this corridor.

Avoided wildfire emissions from fuel treatments along Highway 50 in El Dorado County, California