Whiskeytown National Recreational Prescribed Burn
Contact: Thomas Garcia, (530) 242-3443
The National Park Service, Whiskeytown N.R.A is planning to continue active under-burn operations within the East Boundary Project located on the Shasta Divide Ridge beginning Thursday, March 8. The planned burn area is approximately 10 acres of pine and oak woodland on the west side of ridge, which separates Whiskeytown Lake from the greater Redding area. The planned burn unit is generally buffered by areas within the project previously burned this past fall. Forecasted seasonably cool and wet weather during the coming weekend is expected to help extinguish the burn area by Sunday.
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.