Annually, fire managers implement prescribed fire projects on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The forest utilizes prescribed fire in multiple way to achieve fuel reduction and ecological restoration objectives. 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 or underburn prescribed 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. The following tables include potential locations for prescribed fire application this coming fall, winter, and spring seasons.
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 answers to commonly asked questions about prescribed fire, refer to the FAQ's.
The 2021-2022 fall/winter/spring schedules include the following projects (see attached PDF document, below, 170 KB)