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Prescribed Burning Ops Resume On Sierra National Forest

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SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The High Sierra Ranger District Fuels Management office plans to resume firing again on Sunday, Nov. 4, on the Dinkey South Fall understory prescribed fire project. The office says they expect active firing to continue through Wednesday, Nov. 7.

By prescribing the fire under optimum weather conditions, managers simulate the natural role of fire. This reduces forest competition, opens gaps in the forest canopy for sun-light to shine through, recycles nutrients to the soil for re-growth, provides habitat, and increases biodiversity of plants and animals.

All prescribed burns are conducted in close coordination with the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Pollution Control District in order to reduce impacts for both communities and the public by finding weather windows with good smoke dispersion.

Local community residents and visitors to the forest can learn more about air quality and smoke by visiting either www.airnow.gov or www.valleyair.org.

For public safety, and the safety of fire crews signs will be posted along roadways entering areas where burning is taking place, please drive with caution and obey all posted speed limits.


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