BLM plans pile burning in Cloverdale area of west Redding through March 3


Bureau of Land Management

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Redding Field Office

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pile burn with a fire fighter supervising.

REDDING, Calif. — Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management will be burning piles of branches and brush on public lands in the Cloverdale area of west Redding beginning Thursday, February 23, and continuing through Friday, March 3. Smoke will be visible from the communities of Igo and Ono, and from the Platina Union Elementary School.

The burning will involve vegetation piles built during projects to reduce hazardous fuels, improving fire resiliency of the area and reducing the probability of a wildfire spreading into the tree canopy where it would grow rapidly. The projects are also designed to improve scenic quality of the BLM-managed public lands.

The piles will be ignited only when weather and fuel conditions allow for safe and successful burning, and in accordance with a burn plan that specifies allowable conditions and the required personnel and equipment.

Additional information is available by contacting the BLM Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.