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  • Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)
      Hazardous Fuel Reduction Plans for the week of March 16-20, 2020 Per John Lange, District Fuels Management Officer, Kern River Ranger District:  Preparation work has started on the Shirley Loop broadcast burn on Greenhorn Mountain, located just south of the Shirley Meadow Ski Area with plans to burn approximately 67 acres this week.  This prescribed burn has been divided into manageable pieces, from 30-100 acres.  (Plans call for 350 acres total within this area).  There are pile units remaining on Greenhorn (Ice house Road-24 acres) that could be put into place should conditions permit this week, as well. These prescribed burns are designed to protect the community of Alta Sierra from catastrophic wildfire by consuming the excess unburned fuels in the understory, raising the canopy base height to lessen the potential for a wildfire to transition to a crown fire, and providing more space for currently suppressed trees in the understory.  Units will be burned if conditions...
  • Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 (Prescribed Fire)
    See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns.As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season has arrived, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is beginning its preparations for fall, winter and spring prescribed fire projects.“Prescribed fire is an important tool in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Assistant Forest Fire Management Officer Ernie Villa.Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from mid-September through June 2020. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include burn piles and low intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland...
  • Klamath NF Winter RX Burning (Prescribed Fire)
    February 12, 2020 -  Weather and fuel conditions permitting, pile burning and low-intensity understory burns around the forest. Below is a list showing current activity, proposed projects, and completed work. For questions, contact the burn supervisor for the specific project. Current Activity: February 12 - 13, 2020 - Goosenest Ranger District - 3 miles north of Bray, CA, up to 256 acres.  Smoke my be visible to the south, then switching towards the northeast.  Please do not report.  Proposed Projects: Goosenest Ranger District – Fuels Technician Brandon Dethlefs (530) 398-5727 Van Bremmer- 1,471 acres between Garner Butte and Garner Mountain near the communities of Tennant and Bray. Thompson Ranch- 900 acres of understory burning approximately five miles east of the community of Bray and four miles northeast of Tennant. Erickson- 1,820 acres of understory burning approximately two miles west of the community of Bray and seven miles northwest...