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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 04/26/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 (jfontana@blm.gov) or  
  Tim Bradley , (530) 224-2100  
News Release No. NC-12-51

BLM Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Trinity County Burning Projects


The U. S. Bureau of Land Management is planning several prescribed burning projects in Trinity County, and is accepting public comments on environmental analysis (EA) documents.

The projects are designed to improve fire safety around public recreation sites and to improve landscape health.

Environmental documents are available for review and comment by contacting the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100, or by visiting the office at 355 Hemsted Dr. in Redding.  Comments may be sent to Bureau of Land Management, 355 Hemsted Dr., Redding, CA  96002, or sent by email to tbradley@blm.gov

Ongoing projects include multi-year broadcast burns in the Weaverville Community Forest, adjacent to Weaverville, and in the Grass Valley Creek watershed, east of Weaverville.

The community forest project will complement a recently completed burn project and would include fuels reduction projects along recreational trails.  The Little Grass Valley project also will expand on recently completed projects designed to improve landscape health.

Thinning and burning projects are planned within and around BLM recreational sites including Steel Bridge, Junction City and Douglas City campgrounds and at Union Pond, Steiner Flat and the Baghdad River Access area.  The BLM is accepting “scoping” comments on the issues that should be considered when an environmental assessment is prepared for the projects.

The Ewing Reservoir project will involve multiple agencies and will be coordinated by the Watershed Research Center in Hayfork.  Work is underway on an EA that will be released for public comment later this year.

For more information, contact BLM Fire Management Officer Tim Bradley at (530) 224-2100.




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Last updated: 04-26-2012