Shasta -Trinity National Forest plan to burn 10 acres of piles in the Jones Valley today

Shasta-Trinity National Forest crews are planning a controlled burning of 10 acres of piles in the Jones Valley today. Expect to see smoke near Shasta Lake north of Jones Valley.

Posted: Jan 24, 2021 10:34 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2021 10:38 AM

Shasta-Trinity National Forest crews are planning a controlled burning of 10 acres of piles in the Jones Valley. Expect to see smoke near Shasta Lake north of Jones Valley.

Shasta-Trinity United States Forest Service says that the burning will have these benefits:

  • Reducing hazard fuel build-up: Deadwood, overcrowded, unhealthy trees, thick layers of pine needles, and continuous decadent brush fields can all contribute to catastrophic wildfires in the forest or adjacent to communities.
  • Prepares the land for new growth: When excess vegetation or needle layers are burned off, nitrogen and other nutrients are released into the soil and become available for new plants to grow.
  • Helps certain plants/trees germinate: Many native plant and forest communities have adapted to fire for their germination and growth. Seed contact with bare soil (such as that exposed by a fire) is necessary for some species to naturally regenerate.
  • Naturally thins overcrowded forests: Historically, natural fire thinned the forests. Thinned forests can recover faster and are more resistant to insect and disease attacks. Currently, many of the mature forests are overcrowded, resulting in a lack of vigor and health.
  • Creates diversity needed by wildlife: Fire creates a varied land and vegetation pattern that provides diverse habitat for plants and animals. Grazing wildlife benefit from new growth as shrubs produce succulent edible leaves when re-sprouting after a fire.

For more info check out the incident report.

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