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Fire Prevention Plan Underway in Granite

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.

Thornton
says pesticide use is a concern, but not a major one if the chemicals are applied judiciously.