Author: Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County
Video of 5/10/23 Zoom meeting
Agenda for May 10th 2023 Zoom meeting
Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County’s monthly meeting on May 10, 2023, starting at 5:30 PM.
It’s that time of the year! Please come and listen/discuss Wildfire Preparedness and solutions at the Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County’s monthly meeting on May 10, 2023, starting at 5:30 PM.
See you then!
Topic: Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County
Time: May 10, 2023 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Wildfire Awareness Week event tomorrow
REMINDER: Join the Wildfire Awareness Week event (poster below) at COS starting at 10:00 AM tomorrow Saturday, May 6, 2023. There is plenty of room so please don’t hesitate to come join the fun!
There will be refreshments created by Ellie’s Cafe! Registration is recommended but not required.
Working on Defensible Space — Zone 2
Wildfire Awareness and Preparedness Event this Saturday
Burn permits available for Siskiyou County May 1st
Firescaping workshop tomorrow!
It’s planting time!! Please don’t miss this informative workshop tomorrow!
There is plenty of room and refreshments! All are welcome!! Registration was only for a head count. See you there!!
Shasta-Trinity National Forest to Implement Prescribed Burn near Mt Shasta
Forest Service News Release
Media Contact: Ruth Esperance
Shasta-Trinity National Forest to Implement
Prescribed Burn near Mt Shasta
Redding, CA, April 28, 2023 — The Mt Shasta-McCloud Management Unit (SMMU) of the Shasta Trinity National Forest, is planning to begin implementation of the McBride Vegetation Project. Implementation is scheduled to occur Sunday, possibly extending into early next week, when weather conditions, vegetation moisture, and on-site conditions are favorable to use prescribed fire across about 100 acres to achieve project objectives.
The prescribed burn units are one-mile west of McBride Springs Campground, just south of the Everitt Memorial Hwy. Please use caution when traveling along Everitt Memorial Hwy. Wildland fire engines, vehicles, and fire personnel may be working on and adjacent to the roadway.
The project’s goals are to reduce dead and downed limbs, logs, litter, and duff, commonly referred to as surface fuels. Using prescribed fire to reduce these surface fuels will contribute to reducing fuel loading, reducing future fire intensity in the event of a wildfire, aiding nutrient recycling (nitrogen), improving wildlife habitat, and overall supporting a healthy forest ecosystem.
It is anticipated that smoke will be visible from Mount Shasta City, Weed, along Interstate 5 near Mount Shasta, and McCloud. The impact of smoke on communities is taken into careful consideration and prescribed fire managers will be working closely with officials from the local county Air Resource Board of Siskiyou County to ensure the prescribed burn is not initiated unless it meets smoke dispersal standards.
Fire is a natural component of a healthy forest. Historically low-intensity fires would have normally occurred every 5-10 years in Northeastern California. Low-intensity fires are those fires that have low flame lengths and consume the woody material on the forest floor along low-lying shrubs. Prescribed fire managers try to mimic these low-intensity fires to reduce hazardous downed materials and help the forest renew the growth cycle. Often one can see new grass sprouts shooting up from the soil weeks after a low-intensity prescribed burn in the area. These new grasses draw foraging animals like deer back into the area. The animals will continue returning to the area as new shrubs resprout in later months.
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