Prescribe Fire

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Spring and fall typically present opportunities to conduct prescribed fires. Prescribed fire gives us a chance to burn an area at a lower intensity to protect the vegetation and soil. Specific management objectives may be to reduce the fuels and/or create a mosaic pattern in the vegetation to create cover, forage, and browse areas for wildlife.Prescribed fire can also mimic naturally occurring fire, enhance native plant species and create diversity in vegetation structure and distribution. Burning is contingent on weather, fuel moisture, and air quality. When conditions allow fire managers to implement burns, smoke may be visible along forest travel routes.

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Planned Prescribed Fires
Fall/Winter/Spring Burn Information 
 

 

Mi-Wok Ranger District        

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
South Fork Unit 4 Fall Underburn 33
Crandall/I-bar Fall/Winter/Spring Underburn 150
Fair Oaks/South 108, Unit 8 Fall Underburn 120
Provo/ South 108, Unit 9  Fall/Spring Pile Burn 58
District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring Pile Burn 132
       
       

Summit Ranger District          

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Dry Meadow Fall/Spring Underburn 406
South Beardsley Fall/Spring/Summer Underburn 311
District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring  Pile Burn 100
       
       
       
       

 

Calaveras Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Moore-Bellfour Fall Underburn 250
Irish/O'Manual Fall/Spring Underburn 250
District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring Pile Burn 350
       
       
       

Groveland Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring Pile Burn 125