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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/14/2019 05:20 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/14/2019 05:20 PM
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(Reminder Going On Now) Prescribed Burn Planned at Calaveras Big Trees State Park! Burn Ignition Planned June 13 - 14, 2019

Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, 2019 in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete the 41-acre Big Tree Creek segment A (see purple polygon on the map below). Ignition is expected to be completed in one day. The 41 acres were previously thinned, reducing the fuel loading and allowing for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grants from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California.




These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction and wildlife habitat improvement. Prescribed burns enhance the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and reduction of fire fuels, an ecologically healthy forest system can be maintained. Additional benefits of this prescribed burn include protection for the North Grove of giant sequoias and the Big Trees Village subdivision.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. To minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities, burns are planned and coordinated with the Calaveras County Air District. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Spring and Arnold may experience smoke from the burning operations. California State Parks is working with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke sensitive areas

Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. Please obey all warning signs.

Questions or comments about the projects or about the prescribed burn program should be directed to Heather Reith at (209) 768-5217 or Ben Jacobs at (209) 795-8905.


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Posted on: 2019-06-14 18:17:34   By: Anonymous
 


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-14 18:22:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Are you talking about Mattly?

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    Re: /\/\ Trent-Cox
    Posted on: 2019-06-14 18:24:08   By: Anonymous
     
    So on a different and lighter note-This brings back memories to me when my folks A.C. and Imogene F Smith did a lot of docent work in the park back in the 70's and early 80's.

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      Re: /\/\ Trent-Cox
      Posted on: 2019-06-14 19:07:11   By: Anonymous
       
      And your points is?

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        Re: /\/\ Trent-Cox
        Posted on: 2019-06-15 05:11:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Lol...And your "points" is?
        I guess I like'em pointy, on women anyway.

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    Re: /\/\ Trent
    Posted on: 2019-06-16 05:59:21   By: Anonymous
     


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41 acres, 325,125,985 to go
Posted on: 2019-06-14 21:50:43   By: Anonymous
 
Ok, you have done a great job on 41 acres on the highway for corridor.

We need to keep working on this, only 325,125,985 more to go.

Thank you everyone that worked this, please do more!



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    Re: 41 acres, 325,125,985 to go
    Posted on: 2019-06-18 10:00:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Great job my butt
    The fire got way up into the canopy and if it were not for this past winter would have threatened my home in BTV
    Just as last years controlled burn needed air tankers from Columbia to contain it
    The state Prrks have NO idea how to control burn, they have a bunch of kids that have no business doing this
    Whomever is in charge there needs to come clean with how the last two have gone
    PLEASE let Cal Fire do burns from here on out
    These people are going to start a Yosemite type (Foresta forest fire if left unchecked

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      Re: 41 acres, 325,125,985 to go
      Posted on: 2019-06-28 13:22:30   By: Anonymous
       
      Exactly! The fire damaged so many trees - went to far up into their canopies. Looks awful.

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