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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 11/04/09
Contacts: Kathy Stangl , 707-825-2300  
News Release No. CA-NC-10-09

BLM Will Conduct Burning Projects in Various North Coast Locations


Crews from theBureau of Land Management’s Arcata Field Office will be conducting burning projects in several North Coast public land areas throughout the fall and early spring.

At the South Spit Cooperative Management Area south of Eureka, crews will burn piles of European beach grass. The grass was pulled in projects to reduce invasive plant species to improve dune habitat.

Smoke may be visible from the Lacks Creek area northeast of Arcata, as crews burn piles of tanoak limbs. The work is part of a project to reduce hardwood stands and restore stands of Douglas-fir.

Pile burns will also take place in the King Range National Conservation Area in southern Humboldt County. Brush and limbs have been piled during construction of fuel breaks.

Burning projects will take place only on days when weather conditions allow for safe and successful burning. They will continue until seasonal fire restrictions are put into place next year.

For more information, contact the BLM Arcata Field Office, (707) 825-2300.




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