SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews expect to conduct prescribed fire operations in the Timberland area on Lake Tahoe’s west shore beginning Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The project would continue throughout the week if favorable weather conditions persist, with the goal of completing 10 acres.
State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting 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, visit http://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf and read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan
To view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations, visit: http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps
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.