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Corridor Underburn Public Notice for Sierra North of Quincy

The Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest will be conducting an understory burn on the Corridor Underburn project.  Planned ignition will begin on Tuesday May 31, 2016 and last one to two days contingent on favorable weather conditions.

This project is within the Wildland Urban Interface Area and a Defensive Fuel Profile Zone.  The burn is intended to reduce surface fuel loading and the number of small diameter trees in the area.  The burn unit is located north of Quincy near Chandler Road and the Mt. Hough District Forest Service Office.

Legal Location:  T24N, R9E, Section 11

Total Acreage:  70 acres.

Duration of ignition:  1 to 2 days

Duration of smoke production:  2 to 4 days.

Estimated direction of smoke travel:  North to Northeast during the days and settling into valleys at night.

Communities or Smoke Sensitive Areas:  There may be short duration smoke impacts to Quincy and the surrounding areas.  Smoke could have a small impact to traffic on Highway 70 and Chandler Road in the area of the burn.  This impact will be mitigated by posting signs and providing traffic control personnel if necessary. There should be no significant smoke impacts to the surrounding communities due to the small size of the burn and the close monitoring that will take place.

Agency Contact: Lee Anne Schramel or Jeremy Croft at (530) 283-2050

Map of Corridor Underburn

 

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Sierra REC magazine - Charlie Pankey ~ Publisher

Local Explorer and adventure seeker in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the Sierra Mountain Region. Loves Hiking and Exploring the National forest, National Parks and Wilderness Regions of the Sierra Nevada.

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