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Forest Service to Hold Meeting on the Arrowhawk Fuels Reduction

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usfs-logo-282x300-5653505-1121499The Carson Ranger District on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will hold a public open house meeting on September 8, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Washoe County Public Library South Valleys Branch, at 15650A Wedge Parkway in Reno, Nevada, to present and discuss the Arrowhawk Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Enhancement Project.

This project is located near Arrow Creek, Caughlin Ranch, Mt. Rose communities, and southwest Reno, Nevada, and proposes to:

  • Reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildland fire;
  • Improve forest health;
  • Protect and improve tree plantations;
  • Enhance and expand aspen stands and wildlife forage;
  • Improve watershed conditions; and,
  • Provide defensible areas for firefighters.

“Our proposed treatments include using prescribed fire, removing conifers from aspen stands, and thinning brush and trees up-to-24-inches in diameter from natural stands and plantations,” said Beth Nabors, Carson Ranger District Fuels Specialist. “This project is being prepared under the provisions of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003.”

For more information on this release, contact Beth Nabors at 775-884-8199.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.

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