Press Release: Knob 2021 and Six Rivers Lightning Complex 2022 Post-Fire Disaster Recovery Projects

Eureka, CA, 4/29/2024 The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD) has been awarded a $4,476,444.32 grant from the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) to fund post-fire resilience work on non-federal lands impacted by the Knob 2021 and Six Rivers Lightning Complex 2022 wildfires. HCRCD will use this grant to provide technical assistance and to plan and implement post-fire disaster recovery treatments within the two wildfire perimeters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Forest Service.

Wildfire, and especially high severity wildfire is causing California to lose its forests. Between 2019 and 2021, over 7 million acres of California burned in wildfire. Completing recovery in these fire footprints is key to protecting the health and safety of our community and environment.
“RCDs like HCRCD are well integrated and trusted in their communities, so they are perfectly situated to work with private landowners and tribes to complete critical post-fire forest recovery work,” said Nancy Wahl-Scheurich, executive director of CARCD.

HCRCD is working closely with The Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) on the Six Rivers Lightning Complex 2022 Post-Fire Recovery project, as the wildfire spanned across Humboldt and Trinity counties. HCRCD and TCRCD will conduct activities such as: post-fire assessments, development of forest management plans, vegetation management activities and technical assistance.

“With the recent size and increasing frequency of landscape-altering wildfires, effective forest restoration is needed to reduce hazards, restore watershed function and enhance the resilience of forests and communities to future wildfires,” said Jill Demers, Executive Director of HCRCD. “Small, non-industrial forest landowners in particular need technical assistance and financial resources to support forest recovery, and HCRCD is dedicated to aiding their recovery.”
If you are located within either wildfire perimeter and are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Katrina Henderson, Program Manager, at (707) 496-4849 or