Smoke Visible to Shasta Lake Users
Incident: Shasta-Trinity RX Fire Operations Prescribed Fire
On Monday May 15, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest conducted a prescribed fire operation on National Forest System lands on Green Mountain, which is located approximately seven miles north of Redding, near the confluence of the Squaw and Pit Arms of Shasta Lake.
Forest Service personnel will be conducting regular patrols of this prescribed fire, however, smoke from may be visible to lake users throughout the summer months.
Along with the management and reduction of hazardous fuels and making future fire suppression efforts safer, prescribed fires enhance habitat for species such as bald eagles, Shasta salamanders, deer, elk and turkey. They can also improve recreational opportunities for Forest visitors by helping to maintain open space and vistas, while reducing the chance of catastrophic fire close to popular recreation sites.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Shasta Lake District Office (530) 275-1587 and ask to speak with the District Fuels Officer.