Contractors working for the U.S. Forest Service, with a financial assist from SMUD, are using a helicopter to apply straw mulch over 1,200 acres of more than 90,000 acres burned by the King fire. Landing manager Ryan Argo helps oversee the distribution of mulch. After arriving by truck, bales of straw are chopped up before they’re scooped up by helicopter and then dumped onto steep slopes.
Contractors working for the U.S. Forest Service, with a financial assist from SMUD, are using a helicopter to apply straw mulch over 1,200 acres of more than 90,000 acres burned by the King fire. Landing manager Ryan Argo helps oversee the distribution of mulch. After arriving by truck, bales of straw are chopped up before they’re scooped up by helicopter and then dumped onto steep slopes. Ed Fletcher efletcher@sacbee.com
Contractors working for the U.S. Forest Service, with a financial assist from SMUD, are using a helicopter to apply straw mulch over 1,200 acres of more than 90,000 acres burned by the King fire. Landing manager Ryan Argo helps oversee the distribution of mulch. After arriving by truck, bales of straw are chopped up before they’re scooped up by helicopter and then dumped onto steep slopes. Ed Fletcher efletcher@sacbee.com

Crews race to mulch forest slopes laid bare by King fire

November 28, 2014 05:28 PM

UPDATED November 29, 2014 08:56 AM

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