Prescribed 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/Spring Understory Burn 20
Crandall/I-bar Fall/Winter/Spring Understory Burn 150
South 108, Unit 1-5 Fall/Spring Understory Burn/Jackpot 173
 District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring Pile Burn 200
       
       
       

Rim Fire      

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring Pile Burn 3,500
       
       
       

 

Summit Ranger District          

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Dry Meadow Underburn Fall/Spring Understory Burn 200
Highway Prescribed Burn Fall/Spring Underburn 1
District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Winter/Spring  Pile Burn 700
West Sheer Fall/Winter/Spring Understory Burn 100
       
       
       

 

Calaveras Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
Moore-Bellfour Fall Understory Burn 250
District-Wide Burn Piles     Fall/Winter/Spring Pile Burn 200
Irish/O'Manual Spring Understory Burn 250
       
       
       

Groveland Ranger District

Project Name Ideal Season Type of Burn Approx. Acres
China -04 Fall/Spring Underburn 250
District-Wide Burn Piles Fall/Spring Pile Burning Machine & Hand 130