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35 California forest thinning projects completed, nearly 100,000 acres

Out of the 35 forest-thinning projects, a handful was in Butte, Siskiyou and Shasta Counties.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 3:48 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2020 7:17 AM

CALIFORNIA - Governor Gavin Newsom announced 35 forest thinning projects have been completed, including projects in Shasta, Butte and Siskiyou Counties.

Governor Newsom said the thinning was a way to buffer 200 communities at high-risk from wildfires.

The projects were urged following the Camp, Woolsey and Carr Fires.

Two projects successfully protected Santa Barbara residents during the Cave Fire in November of 2019 where ultimately no structures were lost.

In Shasta County, areas near Highway 44, China Gulch and West Redding have all been completed. Redding Fire said there is more work to be done but this is good progress.

The governor's office said that the projects "help keep evacuation routes open in case of wildfires."

“California isn’t just waiting around for next fire season," Newsom said. We are acting quickly, with emergency pace, to protect communities most at risk and save lives before the wildfire starts. The unprecedented scale of the crisis requires an unprecedented response. These projects are part of California’s all-of-the-above and all-hands-on-deck approach to preventing and fighting wildfires.”

Also included in the projects is 515-acres in the Forbestown area in Butte County and 326-acres near Lake Shastina in Siskiyou County.

Newsom's office said the projects collectively thinned 90,000 acres.

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