News Release

For Release: November 27, 2007            
Contact: Michael Chiodini (831) 630-5029

Bureau of Land Management to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Laguna Mountain Area

The Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Laguna Mountain area in southern San Benito County. Twenty to 100 acres will be burned in December and January, weather permitting.

Certain weather conditions - temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind - must be met for the prescribed burn to take place and control smoke impacts. It will be postponed if the right conditions are not met.

“The prescribed burns will be conducted to improve wildlife habitat and reduce hazard fuels in the area. This will help prevent an unmanageable wildfire in the future by creating a fire break in which a wildland fire will run out of fuel (brush) and be easier to control. Prescribed burning is in accordance with the National Fire Plan to protect life and property, reduce fuel loadings and improve wildlife habitat,” said Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Mike Chiodini.

BLM will conduct the prescribed burn in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Cal Fire and other local resources.

For more information contact Mike Chiodini at (831) 630-5029 or (831) 630-5000, or visit the BLM Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister.


Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA  95023