News Release

For Release: Feb. 7, 2008             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332

BLM Crews Plan Burning Projects at North Eagle Lake

Fire crews from the U. S. Bureau of Land Management will be burning piles of tree limbs and brush Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 20, at the north shore of Eagle Lake.
Crews will begin burning near the BLM’s North Eagle Lake Campground and move south to slash piles near the Stones-Bengard community.  The project area stretches for over three miles, roughly paralleling Lassen County Road A-1, the Eagle Lake Road.
Burning will take place only on days when conditions allow for safe and successful burning.
BLM Fuels Specialist Ed Merrill said approximately 700 slash piles were created over the past two summers as crews completed projects to reduce wildfire danger to north Eagle Lake communities.  The fuels reduction projects also improve the health of the land and benefit wildlife by improving the diversity of plants.

Eagle Lake Field Office     2950 Riverside Drive     Susanville, CA  96130