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Saturday, October 19, 2013

CA-SHF- Powder Shasta-Trinity National Forest Prescribed Fire - Prescribed Underburn #CaFire

Annual Prescribed Fire Notification – 2013 - 2014
Annually fire managers implement prescribed fire projects on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. 
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest generally conducts prescribed fires between October 1 and June 1. Prescribed burning is usually started after the fall rainy season begins and extends until the beginning of the summer season.
These projects are part of a fuels management program. Each project has specific objectives involving reduction of hazardous fuels. 
The forest fuels and vegetation management program analyzes techniques to treat areas using a combination of methods.

 One treatment option is mechanical thinning and application of prescribed fire to treat the residual slash. 

Following a mechanical thinning sites may be prepared for prescribed fire which can involve piling material or constructing firelines (boundaries) for a broadcast fire application.
 A few other tasks involved in a prescribed fire application include; preparing a prescribed fire plan assessing fuel conditions reviewing weather forecasts prior to ignition and setting up monitoring points. 
This briefly summarizes some of the prescribed fire aspects in the fire management program.

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest generally conducts prescribed fires between October 1 and June 1. Prescribed burning is usually started after the fall rainy season begins and extends until the beginning of the summer season.

Basic Information
Incident Type Prescribed Fire

Current Situation / Significant Events
Fire personnel have ignited a successful test fire on the Powder Prescribed underburn (T42N R2E S5, 8, 9, 15) in Battalion 7 this afternoon, Friday, October 18th, approximately 1240. Ignitions will continue and today's burning goal is 58 acres. The target total size for this specific prescribed burn project is 110 acres.


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