News Release

For Release: March 13, 2008     
Contact: David Christy (916) 985-4474            
CA-CC-08-42

Bureau of Land Management to Burn Piles at Iowa Hill

 
The Folsom Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management plans to burn brush piles at Iowa Hill by mid-May, weather permitting.  The exact dates the piles will be burned depends on weather conditions.

“The piles to be burned are located northwest of the cemetery and the town of Iowa Hill.  Nine acres of hand piles will be burned. This treatment is a follow up to mechanical mastication and hand work. This project is a key portion of a shaded fuel break that protects the community of Iowa Hill,” said Brian Mulhollen, fuels management specialist.

Burns will be conducted during daylight hours in compliance with a smoke permit.  Iowa Hill Road will remain open, but there may be delays due to smoke and fire equipment.

In addition to this project, BLM, in partnership with community, state, county and federal agencies, will be carrying out fuels projects throughout the Folsom Field Office area. Specifically, 40 acres of dense, hazardous vegetation at Grizzly Hill will be treated using machines and hand crews to promote public and firefighter safety in the event of a wild land fire.

For more information, contact Mulhollen at (916) 985-4474.

 -BLM-