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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 11/03/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-10

BLM Eagle Lake Field Office Plans Pile Burning Projects


Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management will be burning slash piles in several areas northwest of Susanville during the fall and winter.

The piles of brush and limbs were created during juniper reduction and other projects to reduce hazardous fuels that could feed wildfires and improve plant diversity and landscape health.

Near Eagle Lake, burning is scheduled on a 45-acre project area near the Stones-Bengard community and a 100-acre area at the north shore.

Burning will also take place at various sites from the west slope of Fredonyer Mountain to the east side of Horse Lake Mountain.  The project areas east of Eagle Lake total about 350 acres.

Smoke will be visible from north Eagle Lake and the Willow Creek Valley.

Projects will be carried out only when weather allows for safe and successful burning.

More information is available from the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, (530) 257-0456.




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Last updated: 11-03-2010