BLM plans prescribed burn in Alpine County


Bureau of Land Management

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Carson City District Office

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CARSON CITY, Nev. The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District is planning a prescribed burn of approximately 45 piles of woody debris on 12 acres of BLM administered lands in the Indian Creek Recreation area of Alpine County CA.

This area was burned in the 2021 Tamarack wildfire, and a number of trees killed by the fire were recently cut and removed to improve safety for the Curtz Lake Interpretive Trail and other recreation in the area. While the majority of this cut tree material was removed off-site, branches and smaller material were piled for later burning.

“By removing these piles of woody debris BLM seeks to enhance Curtz Lake shoreline recreational opportunities, and help facilitate upcoming tree planting efforts,” said Billy Britt, Acting Fire Management Officer.

The pile burning will happen this winter or spring, between mid-February and the end of April, when the burn area is covered in snow. Residents may notice smoke visible in the area, but smoke should dissipate quickly due to the relatively small amount of material to be burned. 

For more information, call Carson City District at 775-885-6000.

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.