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Northern California District
Release Date: 11/02/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-09

BLM Surprise Field Office Plans Burning Projects

The Bureau of Land Management Surprise Field Office in Cedarville is planning slash pile and broadcast burning projects in the coming months at various locations in and around Surprise Valley.

Projects are planned for the late fall, winter and spring. Fires will be ignited only if weather allows for safe and successful burning.

Major slash pile burning projects are planned for the Tuledad area 17 miles south of Eagleville, in the Fandango area six miles south of Fort Bidwell, and on the Fort Bidwell Indian Reservation.  The project areas are 150, 200, and 950 acres respectively.

Crews will burn slash piles created during construction of the Cedarville fuel break west of Cedarville and the Lake City fuel break around Lake City. Each project area is about 10 acres.  A 25-acre slash pile burning project is planned for the Cowhead area six miles northeast of Fort Bidwell.

A 50-acre broadcast burn is planned for the High Rock Canyon area 41 miles southeast of Cedarville, and a five-acre broadcast burn is planned for the Starvation area 27 miles south of Eagleville.   Both projects are designed to improve plant diversity.


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Last updated: 11-02-2010