CALABASAS, Calif. — It’s a cleanup effort that could eventually save lives and livelihoods, and it’s led by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority’s Chief of Natural Resources and Planning Paul Edelman.

As Southern California is already dealing with wildfires, mitigating the threat of more is top priority.

MRCA has partnered with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to do this kind of wildfire preparedness thanks to new grant money from the state of California, which will help more than 90 groups like MCRA/LACC continue those efforts around the state.