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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 10/04/11
Contacts: Michael Chiodini , 831-630-5029  
News Release No. CC-12-4

Bureau of Land Management to Conduct Prescribed Burn in the Condon Peak Area


The Bureau of Land Management’s Hollister Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn this fall in northern Fresno County. Approximately 200 – 250 acres will be burned in the Condon Peak area in late October to mid-November, weather permitting.

Certain weather conditions - temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind - must be met for the prescribed burn to take place and meet resource objectives. The prescribed burn will be conducted safely when the wind speeds are low and the weather is within the target prescription. It will be postponed if the conditions are not right.

The prescribed burn is planned to improve wildlife habitat and reduce hazard fuels (brush) in the area. The mosaic burn pattern will increase native ecosystems, improve water quality of the watershed, and help provide for public and firefighter safety.

“In addition, this will help prevent an uncontrolled wildfire in the future by creating a fire break in which a wildland fire would run out of fuel and be easier to contain. Prescribed burning is in accordance with the National Fire Plan to protect life and property, reduce fuel loadings and improve wildlife habitat,” said Mike Chiodini, BLM Hollister battalion chief.

BLM will conduct the prescribed burn with interagency and landowner cooperation including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Cal Fire, local landowners and others.

For more information contact Chiodini at (831) 630-5029 or visit the BLM Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, Calif.




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Central California District   20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023  

Last updated: 10-11-2011