Fire and Fuels Projects

Lightning Fires from the June 21 storm are seen on Shasta Bally Mountain.


2008 Highlights
Whiskeytown had a busy fire season with seven lightning fires starting during the lightning storm on June 21,2008. Three fires were suppressed quickly while four burned together on Shasta Bally Mountain to form the Whiskeytown Complex. Other lightning fires raged all around the park. In July the Moon fire merged with the Whiskeytown Complex and the Motion fire burned on the northside of the park. Over 8,000 acres or close to 20% of Whiskeytown burned this summer.

After a busy summer fighting wildfires, Whiskeytown Fire Management was able to complete the 672 acre Dog prescribed burn.

Dog prescribed burn from Southfork Lookout Mountain Road
Dog prescribed burn October 2008



Presecribed burns
The Buck prescribed burn is planned in the spring or fall of 2009.It is a total of 720 acres and located near the southeast boundary.

Pile burning- 200 acres
Crews will continue to burn piles created from shaded fuelbreaks, roadside thinning and defensible space projects.


Last updated: March 1, 2015

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