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Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Green Mountain prescribed fire planned for this week

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire
News – 2/13/2018

U.S. Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Voice: (530) 226-2500
Web:
www.fs.usda.gov/stnf


For Immediate Release

Feb. 13, 2018

Media Contacts:

Carol Underhill

cunderhill@fs.fed.us

P: (530) 226-2494

Josef Orosz

jaorosz@fs.fed.us
P: (530) 226-2322

Twitter: twitter.com/ShastaTrinityNF
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF


Green Mountain prescribed fire planned for this week

REDDING, Calif. — Between February 14 and 16, the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area will be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Green Mountain. The prescribed burn is part of the Green Mountain Vegetation Management Project and is the latest component of a multiple entry plan to treat the landscape around the Brock Mountain and Green Mountain area on the eastern side of Shasta Lake.

The expected initiation dates are dependent upon several factors, including, but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions and will involve a combination of on the ground and aerial ignitions with helicopters. Multiple units may be burned as conditions allow up to 1,441 acres. The largest unit will be in the Green Mountain area, including the Reynolds Creek and Dead Horse Creek drainages. A smaller unit is located on the northwest end of the peninsula where the Pit River Arm and the Squaw Creek Arm of Shasta Lake meet. To view a map of the project areas, visit our InciWeb page.

The Green Mountain prescribed fire will create smoke that will be visible from many areas in the eastern portion of Shasta Lake, along Interstate 5 near Bridge Bay, and the Silverthorn and Jones Valley areas. Implementation is planned to take approximately 2-3 days. Smoke may continue to be visible through the following few days. Fire managers will be working with the Air Quality Management Board to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and health and safety conditions.

The prescribed fire operation will create a landscape with a reduced amount of ladder fuels and dead vegetation, making fire suppression efforts easier and restoring habitat for species such as Bald Eagles, Shasta salamanders, deer, elk, turkey, etc. Once treated, the site will provide a safer place for firefighters to work and better opportunities to control fires because of reduced fire behavior as well as increasing recreational opportunities and general restoration of this important landscape.

Due to the aircraft involved and to prevent interference with ground operations, the public is reminded to refrain from operating any drones in the area for the duration of the prescribed burn. For more information on proper use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) please visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/for-recreational-users/.

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at (530) 226-2494 or call the Shasta Lake District Office at (530) 275-1587 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed on federal holidays.)

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