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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 10/11/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 or  
  Tim Bradley , (530) 224-2124  
News Release No. NC-13-6

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, winter and spring to improve landscape health and remove brush piles.

Burns will be conducted only if weather conditions allow for safe and successful burning and smoke dispersion. Projects include:

  • A 200-acre broadcast burn north of the East Fork Road in the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area, seven miles north of French Gulch,
  • A broadcast burn of about 100 acres near Ewing Reservoir, two miles northeast of Hayfork,
  • About 60 acres of broadcast burning in the Weaverville Community Forest, a mile south of Weaverville, and
  • Pile burning projects at Jennings Gulch, three miles east of Lewiston; Hoadley Peak, north of Buckhorn Summit off Highway 299; and along Spring Branch Road near the Coleman National Fish Hatchery.

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 is used to remove limbs, brush and other debris left after thinning and fuel break projects.
 
Additional information is available from the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.




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Last updated: 10-11-2012