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Prescribed Burning Planned For This Week

Smoke from prescribed burns will be seen this week around Redding. Tuesday and Wednesday up to 1400 acres of underbrush and ladder fuels will be torched by the U.S. Forest Service between the Squaw Creek and Pit River Arms of Lake Shasta. It’s part of the long-term Green Mountain Vegetation Management Project to improve habitat for Bald Eagles, Shasta Salamanders, Deer, Elk and Turkey. The Park Service will be burning too, on about 66 acres of Pine and Oak woodland along the Shasta Divide near the east boundary of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area above Old Shasta. The primary purpose of that project is to create a firebreak as a buffer to protect communities in the wildland urban interface. That 3 day project starts Tuesday.