BLM to scale back wildland fireplace threat for Case Mountain big sequoias

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Administration (BLM) plans to conduct pile burn operations of as much as 1,000 piles of downed hazard bushes, branches and understory brush at Case Mountain Intensive Recreation Administration Space, southeast of Three Rivers, Tulare County. The burn operations will begin as early as Thursday, Jan. 12, and proceed periodically till spring. Burning will happen solely when climate and gas moisture enable for protected and profitable operations. Smoke could also be seen within the Three Rivers space.

“The prescribed burn is a part of a multi-year effort to scale back fuels within the Bureau’s solely big sequoia groves to strategically skinny bushes and take away needles, branches and brush from the forest ground, which may feed flames to the treetops.” stated Bakersfield Discipline Supervisor Gabriel Garcia. “This prescribed fireplace will assist improve safety of the wildland-urban interface for the city of Three Rivers in Tulare County and enhance panorama well being.”

Partnerships are important to managing sustainable, working public lands. The prescribed burn is being achieved as a part of a CAL FIRE grant and a joint effort of the BLM, CAL FIRE, Tulare County Useful resource Conservation District, native Tribes, personal landowners and technical specialists. The burn is being intently coordinated with the San Joaquin Valley Air Air pollution Management District.

The Case Mountain Forest Well being Mission is a part of California Local weather Investments, a statewide program that places billions of cap-and-trade {dollars} to work decreasing greenhouse fuel emissions, strengthening the economic system and bettering public well being and the atmosphere – notably in deprived communities. For extra info, go to the California Local weather Investments web site at:

Case Mountain encompasses roughly 18,500 acres of BLM-managed public lands and helps many delicate crops and animals, necessary riverbank ecosystems, areas of cultural significance, and a 400-acre Big Sequoia Complicated with six distinct big sequoia groves.

The BLM is dedicated to holding public landscapes wholesome and productive. Updates shall be supplied by BLM utilizing #RxBurn via its social media accounts on Fb and Twitter. For extra info, please name the BLM Bakersfield Discipline Workplace at 661-391-6000.

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