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Forest Service Announces Fall Burning Project for Chips Fire Area

Residents and visitors to the area of the Lassen National Forest where the Chips fire burned in 2012 might soon notice some smoke in the air.

That’s because a prescribed burning project is planned in units burned during the Chips fire that were recently helicopter salvaged. Additional small diameter snags have been felled, creating concentrations of fuel scattered throughout the units.

Dubbed the Bobcat Prescribed Burn, the project will encompass 92 acres of jackpot broadcast burning in northern Plumas County, two miles southwest of Prattville. The purpose of this burn is to consume remaining woody material to open up areas for tree planting, which is scheduled for spring of 2015.

Because of air quality concerns, this burn could take up to five days of ignition to complete. Implementation of the project could begin sometime in October or November and will be dependent on conditions being favorable for meeting objectives and lifting smoke up and out of the Almanor Basin.

For information regarding this project, you may call Jennifer Hensel, Fuels Planner for the Almanor Ranger District, at 530-258-2141.


Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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