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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 01/08/10
Contacts: Debbie Santiago , (661) 391-6000  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-16

BLM Plans Prescribed Burn in Carrizo Plain National Monument


The Bakersfield Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the northern section of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Two burn units totaling 465 acres are planned for burning next to Soda Lake Road.  The units are located near the Washburn Ranch Administrative Facility, near the intersection of Soda Lake and Panorama roads.  The burn should take one or two days to complete.  The BLM’s target burn date is Monday, Jan. 11, although the actual date could vary depending on weather and smoke dispersal conditions.     

The purpose of the prescribed burn is to reduce grassy fuel loading near Soda Lake Road and to remove grasses so that the areas can be seeded with native species to aid in restoration.  Smoke may be visible in the area, but should dissipate relatively quickly. 

If you have any questions about the prescribed burn, please contact the Bakersfield BLM Fire Management Staff at (661) 391-6000 or (661) 391-6097.




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Last updated: 01-08-2010