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REDDING, CA, October 18, 2021— The Shasta-Trinity National Forest in partnership with the Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) will soon begin prescribed fire operations within the Weaverville Community Forest (WCF) in Weaverville, California. The main goals of the project are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface.
The project includes 126 acres of prescribed fire broadcast burning in oak woodlands on National Forest System lands. The Watershed Research and Training Center may burn up to 10 acres on private land.
Actual project initiation dates will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Fire crews will hand ignite areas north of Taylor street between Garden and Ten Cent gulches. The following WCF trails may be utilized by firefighters during operations: Garden Gulch, Ten Cent Gulch and Howe Ditch.
Smoke will be visible from many areas around Weaverville. Residual smoke may be visible for several days and project managers will work with North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and health and safety conditions.
Pre-ignition public notifications will be provided to local media outlets and will also be posted on InciWeb, the Forest’s Facebook www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF and Twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaTrinityNF pages. For more information, please call the Weaverville District Office at (530) 623-2121 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed on federal holidays.)
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