Temporary trail closures at Cosumnes River Preserve during prescribed burn activities May 30-31

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GALT, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management will temporarily close portions of the River Trail on May 30 due to a prescribed burn being conducted by The Nature Conservancy within the Cosumnes River Preserve on May 30 - 31in Sacramento County and the northern part of San Joaquin County. Trails may remain closed through May 31. The Boardwalk, Wetlands Trail, and a portion of the River Trail (the part that goes around Willow Slough Ponds) will remain open to the public. Please check the cosumnes.org webpage for current trail closures.

The burn area is 56 acres and will target yellow star thistle in the oak savanna area. The smoke may impact the communities of Thornton and Galt. Timing of the one-day burn will depend on weather conditions, air quality, resource availability, and onsite observations.

The burn is being closely coordinated with the Nature Conservancy, the Cosumnes Fire Department, and the Bureau of Land Management.

The Cosumnes River Preserve will remain open during burn activities with all trails on the west side of Franklin accessible to the public. As a precaution, visitors should watch for wildland fire equipment and firefighters on the roads and be prepared to slow down.

For specific questions, please contact the BLM Cosumnes River Preserve at 916-684-2816.