Forest Service Fuels Reduction Project Occurs near Verdi

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Updated: 3/26/2013 3:45 pm
VERDI, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Carson Ranger District on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are currently conducting an understory prescribed burn to reduce forest fuels in the Dog Valley area near Verdi.

The prescribed fire burns were expected to take place last week starting on March 18, but after checking with the National Weather Service forecast, fire managers decided not to proceed with the prescribed burn.

The project is taking place near the Summit One, approximately one mile from the Nevada-California state line in Sierra County, starting today and continuing till tomorrow. The project area is approximately 28 acres which will take about two days to complete according to Jenny Wilson with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Prescribed fire notices have been posted near homes near the project area to inform residents about the prescribed burn activities. Visitors and residents can expect to see smoke when the burn in occuring according to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

The project may have some short-term impacts on air quality levels, but air quality levels will comply with all State and Federal air quality regulations, according to Christie Kalkowski, Public Affairs Officer with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.



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