The three ranger districts in the Plumas National Forest plan to aggressively conduct pile burning this week. Burns will begin tomorrow in the Feather River Ranger District, treating around 50 acres of hand piles near Concow Rim Road. this project will prep the area for tree planting as part of forest restoration efforts later this winter.
In butterfly Valley, Mount Hough Ranger District fire managers will pick back up pile burns to work on treating 44 acres of hand piles.
Then Thursday, Beckwourth Ranger District fire managers will ignite piles in the Lakes Basin area near Smith Creek Ranch and Graeagle.
Projects may produce light smoke impacts through the remainder of the week. Expect to see smoke along Highway 70 and neighboring forest service roads. Your visibility through these areas may be reduced, especially early morning and late evening, as smoke settles.
If weather conditions become unfavorable, including increased or gusty winds in the area, burning will stop until conditions improve. Firefighters will monitor conditions and the burning piles until the fires are out.
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