With the arrival of wildfire season The Shasta-Trinity National Forest has concluded its Fall-Winter-Spring 2011/2012 prescribed fire program.
Between October 1, 2011 and the suspension of burning this Spring, Shasta-Trinity National Forest employees treated 4,765 acres. Techniques included burning piled slash and broadcast burning, where fuel on the forest floor is ignited directly.
The removal of accumulated vegetation is a very important piece in maintaining healthy and resilient forests. Managing a prescribed fire is one tool fire managers have to restore and enhance forest ecosystems. Prescribed fire often is used to reintroduce fire to its natural role in the ecosystem and to treat hazardous fuels, reducing the future risk of severe wildland fire.
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|