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Northern California District
Release Date: 10/20/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 or (530) 260-0189 (cell)  
News Release No. NC-11-07

BLM Redding Field Office Plans Prescribed Burns through Fall

The Bureau of Land Management’s Redding Field Office has planned several prescribed burning projects this fall and winter to improve landscape health and remove brush piles remaining from vegetation improvement projects.

All burn dates are tentative. Burns will be ignited only if weather conditions allow for safe and successful burning and smoke dispersion.

A broadcast burn is planned for Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Weaverville Community Forest, a mile south of Weaverville. Smoke will be visible from the community.

Crews also plan to conduct a 75-acre broadcast burn in the Swasey Recreation Area in west Redding later this fall.

Broadcast burns are designed to remove brush, small trees and other vegetation to reduce wildfire risk and improve conditions for vegetation and wildlife.

Pile burning projects are planned for  Big Gulch, north of French Gulch; Hoadley Peak, northwest if the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area; Grass Valley, near Buckhorn Summit on Highway 299; the Hornbeck Trail, northwest of Redding along the east bank of the Sacramento River; and the Escalator Trail in the Swasey Recreation Area.


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Last updated: 10-20-2010