The Bly Ranger District, USFS, plans to conduct a prescribed fire operation starting Friday, March 13, 2020, inside the West Spodue Project Area.
The prescribed fire activities will focus on burning approximately 120 acres in Elde Flat Meadow. Fire managers plan to take advantage of tree line snowpack to focus on burning grasses within the meadow.
Smoke will be visible from the community of Beatty and roadways and recreation areas in the general vicinity of this project.
No road or trail closures are planned as part of the prescribed fire. However, during operations, fire personnel and vehicles will be visible to the public. Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive with heightened awareness when passing through active project areas.
The Fremont-Winema National Forest is part of a fire-dependent ecosystem. Fire on the landscape is critical to overall ecosystem functioning and the sustainability of local communities, watersheds, and wildlife habitat.