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BLM Begins Prescribed Burning on Several Projects

Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management will conduct prescribed burning projects in Modoc, Siskiyou and Lassen counties, and in Washoe County, Nevada, during fall and early winter. Pile burning begins this week with smoke visible from the Honey Lake Valley and Susanville.

The BLM will ignite prescribed fires only when weather allows for safe and successful burning. These burning projects are part of the BLM’s commitment to keeping the public lands healthy and productive.

Modoc County:

  • The Northeast Warner Mountain Project will encompass about 300 acres on public land, about five miles southwest of Fort Bidwell.
  • The North Cowhead Project will involve 600 acres, seven miles northeast of Fort Bidwell.
  • The Westside Project will cover about 500 acres, about five miles southwest of Alturas.

Lassen County:

  • The Ash Valley pile-burning project will include about 4,300 acres, about 35 miles south of Alturas.

Siskiyou County:

  • The Modoc Gulch Project will cover about 380 acres in a 2,800-acre project area, about three miles southeast of Dorris.

Washoe County, the BLM has planned three projects in the Vya area, about 10 to 25 miles east of Cedarville:

  • Calcutta, about 800 acres
  • Board Corral, 400-acres
  • The 49 Mountain project, about 150 acres.

These piles of brush and limbs were created during project work to reduce vegetation that could feed wildfires, and to improve conditions in sage-steppe habitats important to sage-grouse and other wildlife. For more information, telephone the Applegate Field Office at 530-233-4666.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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