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Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20

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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 February 28-29

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 Prescribed Fire
News – 2/27/2020

REDDING, Calif. — The Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area is planning to conduct a prescribed fire project to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Green Mountain near Jones Valley on the eastern side of Shasta Lake this Friday and Saturday February 28-29, 2020. The project unit is located on the southeastern slope of the Green Mountain peninsula. 

The Green Mountain project began in 2003 and has seen several prescribed fire treatments in the past.  By continuing to apply prescribed fire to the area, a more fire resilient ecosystem is being created.   These fire resilient ecosystems are beneficial for a variety of species such as wild turkey, deer and elk. 

Multiple units may be burned as conditions allow up to 2200 acres. The project will involve a combination of hand and aerial ignitions with helicopters.

The project initiation date is dependent upon several factors, including, but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions.  Fire managers will be working with Air Quality Management Districts to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and health and safety conditions.

The 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, Highway 299 towards Round Mountain and the Silverthorn and Jones Valley areas. Implementation is planned to take approximately 1-3 days and smoke may continue to be visible for several days.

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.

Pre-ignition public notifications will be provided to local media outlets and will also be posted on https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6603, the Forest’s Facebook www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF and Twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaTrinityNF pages. For more information, please call the Shasta Lake District Office at (530) 275-1587 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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