Monday, June 15, 2009

Prescribed burns in Tahoe basin

Date Sent: June 15, 2009Prescribed Fire Activity- Meeks Bay and Ward CanyonUS Forest Service Fuels Management Crews will be conducting prescribed fireoperations today in Meeks Bay and Ward Canyon. The Meeks Bay project isapproximately 20 acres. The Ward Canyon project is approximately 30 acres.Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from prescribed fireproject areas.This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfirerisks to communities and critical resources. Smoke management is part ofevery prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actualor potential smoke impacts on community areas.To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks inthe Tahoe Basin, visit: view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations,visit: a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learnabout Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at:

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