Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)
PLEASE USE CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING THROUGH PRESCRIBED BURN AREAS.Work is being carried out in and around parked fire equipment. Public and firefighter safety remain our #1 priorityHazardous Fuel Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as various lower elevation burning near communities around Isabella Lake.Per John Lange, Fuels Battalion: Yesterday (3/28/19) was the last day that burn operations will be conducted on the Boundary RX - Greenhorn Mountains/Alta Sierra. There will be residual smoke and the area will be in patrol status through the weekend. (3/29 - 3/31). Fire Management personnel have been conducting prescribed pile burning on Greenhorn Mountains, this week, and plans are to continue, at least, through the end of March.The piles are along Highway 155, west of the Forest Service Greenhorn Summit Station, including below Slick Rock to the sand shed off...
Thomas Mountain Rx (Prescribed Fire)
Crews are continuing to hold, monitor and staff the project. No new ignitions are currently scheduled, but prescribed fire already on the ground continues to consume ground litter, such as duff, leaves and needles, and may continue to send smoke into the air from time to time. 440 acres have been treated so far. This broadcast prescribed burn project is within a 1,074-acre unit on Thomas Mountain, south of Garner Valley, which is southeast of Idyllwild. The goal is to accomplish burning between 30 and 70 percent of the unit. The project is part of a larger effort to create defensible space between neighborhoods and wildland areas and perform ecological restoration in the San Jacinto Mountains.
SBNF Storm Damage (Flood)
The rainstorm of Feb. 14, 2019, caused extensive damage to Forest Service roads across the national forest, which covers the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, as well as as the eastern slice of the San Gabriels. Damage was also caused to permitted state routes maintained by Caltrans. An incident response team has been created and is working to assess the damage and prioritize repairs. New (3/28/19): Interactive map showing the location and nature of known damage across the forest. As more damage is reported, the map will be updated. Note: Because damage is throughout the forest, the location marked on the InciWeb map is set to the forest headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif.