Forest Service Plans Fall Prescribed Burning

As temperatures ease down and humidity levels ramp up, Shasta-Trinity National Forest managers will be conducting a number of prescribed burns to reduce the intensity of next year's fire season. Such use of fire not only reduces the threat of catastrophic wildfires, it also mimics fire's natural role in creating resilient healthy forests, clearing dead material to make way for new growth, and promoting natural processes that are essential to native plants and animals. During the Autumn months, smoke will be seen in a number of forest areas around Lake Shasta, the Hayfork Region, areas of McCloud and Castle Crags, as well as parts of the Trinity River Management Unit near Big Bar and Weaverville. Specific locations of planned burns can be found at fs.usda.gov/stnf