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Forest Officials Seeking Comments on Crossroads Project Near Burney

The Burney-Hat Creek Basins Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project area in a Forest Service photo

The Hat Creek Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is initiating public scoping for the Crossroads Project, with a goal of achieving healthy and resilient landscapes and minimizing the threat of natural disturbances such as fire around local communities. The project was inspired by and collaborated with the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest and Watershed Group.

Work on the forest is within the Burney-Hat Creek Basins Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project area approximately 2-miles northeast of Burney, and is within an area of the Shasta Trinity National Forest that is administered by the Lassen National Forest. The project area extends north from the junction of Highways 299 and 89 to Lake Britton.

“The action being proposed would improve forest health by alleviating competition between trees while also reducing fuels. A healthier, more open forest will often reduce the extent and severity of wildfire, ultimately protecting soil, water and air quality.” said Tim Pohlman, LNF Acting Forest Supervisor.

The Crossroads Project would mitigate insect mortality in the forested stands, reduce fuel levels and increase fire resilience on approximately 2,646 acres within a Wildland Urban Interface network close to the communities of Cassel, Old Station, Burney, Fall River Mills, and McArthur.

Additional project information is available by clicking here and visiting the Lassen National Forest web page.

The Forest Service is seeking the public’s input as it relates to the identification of any issues about the anticipated effects from this proposed action. To ensure your comments are fully considered, please respond by August 31st, 2019.

Comments, written or oral, may be submitted to: Janine Book, District Ranger, Hat Creek Ranger District, PO Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028, (530) 336-5521, FAX: (530) 336-3337, during normal business hours. Hat Creek Ranger District Office’s business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Electronic comments, in acceptable plain text formats, may be submitted to: [email protected] using Subject: Crossroads Project.

Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, are part of the public record for this proposed action.

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