Prescribed burns in Shasta-Trinity and Klamath National Forests planned, starting in Weaverville area

The Weaverville Community Forest fuels and Recreation Project is happening now, involving 150 acres of underburn operations.

Posted: Apr 3, 2021 3:36 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2021 3:40 PM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – The U.S. Forest Service has several prescribed burn operations planned for spring.

The Weaverville Community Forest fuels and Recreation Project is happening now, involving 150 acres of underburn operations.

Fire crews will hand ignite areas near the East Weaver Creek Campground; airport Road; jackass Ridge; and West Weaver Creek.

Firefighters may be using these trails during their operations, which might impact public access: East Weaver Creek; Howe Ditch; Day Ranch; Rainbow Hansen; Jackass; and the McKenzie Gulch spur.

In the Klamath National Forest, there are several fuel reduction projects in the pipeline. Several involve pile-burning activities.

Piles may be produced after logging activities take place. Treetops and slash are piled at landings for future burning. Also when crews do hand thinning, they can create burn piles, which can be taken care of in wet or snowy weather conditions.

There are several upcoming pile burn projects designated for the Klamath National Forest. They include:

  • 131 acres in the Salmon and Scott River Ranger District
  • 1,600 acres in the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District
  • 700 acres in the Goosenest Ranger District. This project is nearing completion.

Also on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, more projects are being planned, with the next ones designated for north and east of McCloud in Siskiyou County.

Others are being planned for the National Recreation Area (NRA) – Shasta Lake Area; in the South Fork Management Unit (SFMU – Wildwood, Platina, and Hayfork area); The Shasta McCloud Management Unit (SMMU – Mt. Shasta and McCloud); and the Trinity River Management Unit (TRMU – Big Bar and Weaverville area).

Prescribed burning may also occur intermittently at Forest Service Fire Stations, Ranger Stations, and Campgrounds.

You can find many more details on the prescribed burns planned for the rest of spring, 2021, by CLICKING THIS LINK.

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