Continuation of East Boundary Project at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Contact: FIre Management Office, (530) 242-3443
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is planning to continue prescribed broadcast under-story burning activities within the East Boundary Project March 17 – 18, 2014. Between 20 - 60 acres of pine and oak woodland is planned for ignition on both days, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Some residual smoke is expected 1-3 days afterward. The park plans to take advantage of the forecasted cooler conditions and northerly transport winds to meet desired project objectives that minimize control concerns and local smoke impacts.
The East Boundary Project is located along Shasta Divide Ridge that separates Whiskeytown from the community of Old Shasta, CA. The overall goals of the project are the enhancement of local community and ecosystem resilience to wildfire and facilitation of local fire agency response to wildfire. The total project area consists of 646 acres. Since initiation of the project in 2010 the park has treated 355 acres.
For additional information, please call: the Fire Management Office at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area at 530-242-3443.
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.