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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 02/24/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
  Brennan Garrelts , (530) 224-2150  
News Release No. NC-11-27

Shooting Area to Close Temporarily for One Day Tree Planting Project


A shooting range along Iron Mountain Road west of Redding will be temporarily closed to shooting on Saturday, March 5, when up to 600 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and their families participate in a one-day tree planting project on public land in the area.

Scouting for Trees, an annual project coordinated by the Shasta Trinity National Forest, will take place on Bureau of Land Management-administered areas east of the shooting area, which will be used as a staging area.

The scouts will plant up to 6,000 ponderosa pine seedlings as part of a long term effort to restore a pine-oak forest that was heavily impacted by historic copper smelting activities.

For information on alternate shooting areas during the temporary closure, contact BLM Forester Brennan Garrelts at the Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.




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Last updated: 02-24-2011