Prescribed Fire Operations

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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.

Planned Prescribed Fires
Fall/Winter/Spring Burn Information

Forest-wide pile burns

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Calaveras, Summit, Mi-Wok and Groveland ranger districts Fall/Winter/Spring  Pile burns N/A
       

Calaveras Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Moore-Bellfour Fall Underburn 300
Irish O'Manual Fall/Spring Underburn  213 

Groveland Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
China Ridge Fall/Spring Underburn Up to 1,905
Jawbone Fall Underburn Up to 1,676

Mi-Wok Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
South Fork Fall Underburn 67
South 108 Fall Underburn 88
       
       

Rim Fire

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Forest-wide Fall Pile burn N/A
       
       

Summit Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Dry Meadow Fall/Spring Understory Burn 945
Experimental Forest Fall/Spring Underburn 61
       




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