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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 02/16/12
Contacts: Jeremy Strait , (530) 224-2100 or  
  Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 (jfontana@blm.gov)  
News Release No. NC-12-33

BLM Redding Field Office Plans Prescribed Burns through Spring


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

The projects are scheduled to begin in mid-February and continue through the spring.  Burns will be conducted only if weather conditions allow for safe and successful burning and smoke dispersion.

A pile burning project in the Weaverville Community Forest in Trinity County will be conducted by BLM crews starting Feb. 21.  The 20-acre project area is south of Weaverville near the Timber Ridge subdivision, east of Democrat Ridge Road and west of West Weaver Road.

Crews will burn piles to clear out slash from timber thinning projects over the last five years.  Removing the brush and limbs will reduce wildfire danger and improve the health of the forest.

The 900-acre community forest is managed under a stewardship partnership involving the BLM and the Trinity County Resource Conservation District.  The forest is managed to preserve open space, provide recreation opportunities close to town, and for a sustainable supply of forest products including timber and firewood.

Pile burning projects are also planned in Shasta County for Mule Mountain, southeast of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and for trails along the Keswick Reservoir corridor in west Redding.

For more information, contact the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.




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Last updated: 02-16-2012