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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 06/23/10
Contacts: Debbie Santiago , 661-332-1754  
  Michelle Puckett , 6610-742-4474  
News Release No. CA-CC-1081

BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Carrizo Plain National Monument


The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office plans to complete a prescribed fire restoration project on the Carrizo Plain National Monument on Wednesday, June 23, depending on weather and air quality.

The 350-acre unit is located near the Washburn Ranch at the intersection of Soda Lake Road and Panorama Road.  The project is planned for early morning and should take one or two hours to complete. 

“The purpose of this prescribed fire project is to reduce non-native grasses so that the area can be re-seeded to aid in the restoration of native species.  Smoke may be visible in the prescribed fire area; however, it should dissipate relatively quickly,” said Dave Brinsfield, BLM fire management officer. 

If you have any questions about the prescribed fire project, please contact the Bakersfield BLM fire management staff at (661) 391-6097 or (661) 742-4474.




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Last updated: 06-23-2010