Prescribed Burn at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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Date: May 12, 2016
Contact: Tom Garcia, 530-242-3443

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will be conducting prescribed fire activities within the East Boundary Project on Friday, May 13th, 2016. The primary goals of the East Boundary Project are to reduce fuel
loadings within the urban interface and to maintain fire as a natural process in native plant communities. This will involve an understory burn of approximately 47 acres within mixed pine and oak woodlands on the east side of the Shasta Divide, located near the community of Shasta. As a secondary treatment to meet park objectives, this project is expected to require one day to complete ignitions and an additional 1-2 days for patrol and monitoring. Based on weather forecasts, smoke impacts to the local area are expected to be minimal and short in duration;lasting approximately 12-24 hours.

For additional information about the park's Fire Management Program, please contact Tom Garcia at (530) 242-3443.To learn more about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, visit the park's website at


Last updated: May 12, 2016

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