Annually, fire managers implement prescribed fire projects on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. These projects are part of a fuels management program. Each project has specific objectives involving reduction of hazardous fuels. The forest fuels and vegetation management program analyzes techniques to treat areas using a combination of methods.
One treatment option is mechanical thinning and application of prescribed fire to treat the residual slash. Following a mechanical thinning, sites may be prepared for prescribed fire which can involve piling material or constructing firelines (boundaries) for a broadcast fire application. A few other tasks involved in a prescribed fire application include; preparing a prescribed fire plan, assessing fuel conditions, reviewing weather forecasts prior to ignition, and setting up monitoring points. This briefly summarizes some of the prescribed fire aspects in the fire management program.
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest generally conducts prescribed fires between October 1 and June 1. Prescribed burning is usually started after the fall rainy season begins, and extends until the beginning of the summer season.
For a complete list of planned prescribed fire operations for FY17, please click on the link "FY17 Prescribed Fire List", located under the related incident link section of the right hand side of the page.
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