Prescribed burns planned for Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest officials have started to conduct a number of prescribed burns this fall to reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.
“To the extent economically feasible, we’ve removed all merchantable materials prior to burning,” said Earl Ford, forest supervisor. Planned projects include burning piled materials, low- to moderate-intensity understory vegetation burns on the forest floor, and moderate- to high-intensity broadcast burning of brush. The goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires, provide added protection for communities in the wildland-urban interface, promote more diverse and resilient ecosystems, and improve habitat for wildlife.
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