Presenters: Len Polasek
Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Chaparral Wildlife Management Area Wildfire
I. Executive Summary: Staff will provide an update on the wildfire which occurred on the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area on March 14 and 15, 2008.
II. Discussion: A wildfire occurred on the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on March 14 and 15, 2008. Ninety-five percent of the 15,200 acre WMA was burned. The Commission will be briefed on staff efforts to exit public hunters from the WMA ahead of the approaching wildfire and protect state assets. In addition staff will comment on habitat, wildlife, and infrastructure losses due to the fire, repairs to date, and proposed research studies.