Officials from the Stanislaus National Forest will be working to reduce fire hazards in the Groveland Ranger
District´s Granite Planning area. Four projects there include tree and brush thinning and other fuel reduction. Tuolumne County Supervisor Mark Thornton says
it´s something that´s been needed for quite some time. He says growth following a major fire in the 1970´s has not been kept under control.
says pesticide use is a concern, but not a major one if the chemicals are applied judiciously.