A good view of the untreated and treated portion of the forest behind Feather River College. The prescribed burn Oct. 29 cleared flammable material (right). Photo by Kevin Trutna

Prescribed burn at FRC a success – check out photos and video

The 4-acre prescribed burn at Feather River College on Oct. 28 accomplished its goal — it cleared the flammable material from the forest floor behind the campus.
Personnel remained on site overnight to ensure there were no flareups. FRC President Kevin Trutna toured the site the morning of Oct. 29 and observed  a few smoldering areas. Jon Miller (the certified burn boss), and Chico State Ecological Reserve personnel were completing mop up. “The burn went very well and removed built up flammable material,” Trutna said.
Below is a video of the burn in process and an after photo.
A portion of the forest behind Feather River College following a prescribed burn Oct. 28. Photo by Kevin Trutna