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Bass Lake Ranger District to Initiate Prescribed Burning

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NORTH FORK — Due to reduced fire activity throughout the state and across the country, Sierra National Forest fire crews have returned from their fire assignments, becoming available to support and manage local prescribed fire projects. Please see the attached maps for general locations. BASS LAKE PILE BURN VICINITY MAP – MADERA (PDF) BASS LAKE PILE BURN VICINITY MAP – ...

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Drive Clean During National Drive Electric Week

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District encourages residents to go electric with their next vehicle in celebration of National Drive Electric Week. National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the many benefits, including improved air quality, of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. The goal of the ...

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Air District to Provide Clean Air Centers With New Funding

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Clean Air Centers Pilot Program was established by AB 836 (Wicks) and provides the Valley Air District $750,000 in funding to create a network of clean air centers to provide vulnerable populations a respite from wildfires and other smoke events. The program will pay public or private organizations up to 100% of the cost of large ...

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Valley Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The 2022 wildfire season has arrived in central California with isolated grass and wildland fires threatening to bring smoke into the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is encouraging residents to be prepared and plan now for potential poor air quality due to wildfire smoke that might reach the Valley as we ...

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Prescribed Burn on Highway 41 on June 1st

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 ...

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Prescribed Burn Coming to Highway 41

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 ...

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