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USFS Information Notice- prescribed fire info


Date Sent: March 26, 2010

USFS to continue Meeks Canyon Prescribed Fire activity on Monday.

Pending favorable conditions and resources, USFS fuels management crewsexpect to continue Meeks Canyon hazards fuel reduction prescribed fire operations on Monday March 29. The project would then continue through the week as favorable weather permits.

Other fire management agencies both state and local are expected to conduct prescribed fire work during this period

Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas.

This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources. Smoke management is part of every prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actual or potential smoke impacts on community areas.


To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin, read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan.

To view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2010 web page.

Take a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at: http://www.smokeybear.com/good-bad.asp

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