BLM plans prescribed burning projects in Swasey Recreation Area


Bureau of Land Management

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Burned trees surrounded by piles of brush.

REDDING, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office will conduct prescribed burning projects in the Swasey Recreation Area through Dec. 9. Smoke may be visible in west Redding as fire crews complete fuels projects to remove piles of brush and other vegetation. 

Fire crews plan to cover five to 10 acres per day when weather and fuel conditions allow for safe and successful burning. Project managers will monitor smoke production and direction and will halt ignition if impacts to communities are seen or anticipated. Operations will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

“This project is part of our ongoing work to improve wildfire resiliency by reducing fuel loads and limiting the probability that a wildfire could climb into the tree canopy and spread,” said Jennifer Mata, manager of the BLM Redding Field Office. “Work will also improve the scenic quality of our BLM-managed lands.”

The BLM conducts prescribed fire operations in accordance with burn plans that specify allowable weather and fuel conditions and requirements for personnel and equipment.

More information is available from the 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.