Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Prescribed fires in basin

Date Sent: June 9, 2009Prescribed Fire Activity- Blackwood CanyonUS Forest Service Fuels Management Crews will be conducting prescribed fireoperations in the Grand Ave. area of Blackwood Canyon. Approximately 10acres will be completed between June 10 and June 11, 2009.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:http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/documents/fuel-reduction-projects/10-year-plan/LTBCFP_Public_Presentation_8_3.pdfTo view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations,visit:http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/fire/index.shtmlTake a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learnabout Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at:http://www.smokeybear.com/good-bad.asp

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