More news from OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California OHV recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet-News

MUIRNet-News

News and information about outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and news and information Read More
TrailTalk Forums

TrailTalk Forums

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for 4x4 tech information Read More
  • 1
Search 4x4Wire for more on OHV recreation and 4x4 Tech
Custom Search

4x4Voice News-Bytes

4x4Voice News-Bytes features news and information about OHV recreation and environment issues within California. 4x4Voice News-Bytes - Site registration required to post.
  1. John Stewart
  2. Six Rivers NF
  3. Tuesday, October 03 2017, 10:57 AM
  4.  Subscribe via email

EUREKA, California, September 28, 2017 – With the arrival of fall weather, the Six Rivers National Forest is transitioning to prescribed fire season. This means the forest will be implementing safe and effective use of prescribed fire when the conditions are favorable.

The Six Rivers National Forest has worked closely with the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership, the Trinity County Collaborative Group, and the Smith River Collaborative to develop projects that will promote safer, healthier, and more resilient landscapes, while boosting local economic opportunities. With the use of prescribed fire and other treatments (including timber harvest), the Six Rivers National Forest aims to reduce the severity of fires around people and homes, while ensuring for firefighter safety.

“During this long and busy fire season, previous years’ prescribed burns helped firefighters gain an advantage. Those areas served as strategic fuel breaks to slow the fire’s progression and created safer, low intensity fire. Although not a new concept, people are recognizing the tremendous benefits from prescribed burns. Given this great fall weather, as we shift from fighting the wildfires, we will focus our attention to lighting our prescribed burns,” says Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Merv George Jr.

Prescribed burning is anticipated in the following locations:

Smith River NRA-Gasquet District

Understory burns:

 

  • 22 acres in the Big Flat Project, located near the community of Big Flat
  • 14 acres on Gordon Hill Project, located off French Hill Road-above Gasquet
  • 15 acres on Pappas Flat Project, located off Gasquet Mountain Road-near Gasquet

 

Pile burning:

  • 36 acres within the Gordon Hill Project
  • 2 acres within the Hiouchi Fuelbeak Project
  • 33 acres within the Big Flat Project

Orleans/Ukonom Ranger Districts

Understory burns:

  • 55 acres within the Roots and Shoots Cultural Burn Project
  • 200 acres within the Hazel project area, approximately 5 miles southwest of Orleans, up Forest Service Road 10N13.
  • 130 acres within the OCFR Project

Pile burning:

  • 150 acres within the OCFR Project

Lower Trinity Ranger District

Understory burning:

  • 50 acres within the Waterman Project

Pile burning:

  • 50 acres within the Sims Project
  • 10 acres within the Mill Creek Project
  • 10 acres within the Happy Camp Mountain Project
  • 5 acres within the Plantation Thin Project

Mad River Ranger District

Understory burning:

  • 115 acres - Beaverslide Units 161 & 162

Pile burning:

  • 57 acres - Lost Creek Timber Sale – BD
  • 15 acres machine piles - Grizzly Mountain
  • 16 acres – Van Duzen Unit 3

Prior to any burning, the forest works with the National Weather Service and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity counties) and the Northeast Air Alliance (Siskiyou County) to ensure compliance with state and federal burning regulations.

For more information, contact Deputy Interagency Fire Chief James Courtright at (707) 441-3575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Comment
There are no comments made yet.


There are no replies made for this post yet.
However, you are not allowed to reply to this post.

4x4Voice BLOG Categories

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California OHV recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet-News

MUIRNet-News

News and information about outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and news and information Read More
TrailTalk Forums

TrailTalk Forums

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for 4x4 tech information Read More
  • 1

4x4 Tech from 4x4Wire

Jeep Tech

Jeep Tech

Jeep Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
Toyota Tech

Toyota Tech

Toyota Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
Mitsubishi Tech

Mitsubishi Tech

Mitsubishi Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
Isuzu Tech

Isuzu Tech

Isuzu Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
  • 1