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Stanislaus National Forest Details Prescribed Burn Projects

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Groveland, CA–A pair of prescribed burn projects were detailed by USDA Forest Service. The first is the “Jawbone Understory Burn” that will be located in the Groveland Ranger District Boundary, Tuolumne County in Township 1 North, Range 17 East, sections 19, 24, 25 & 30. Smoke may be visible from Highway 120, with some down canyon drift smoke visible in the evening and early morning.   The burn is anticipated to begin at the beginning of November and last for close to 5 days depending on weather conditions. A total of 565 acres will be treated with low-intensity fire. The public is advised that smoke may be visible from Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, Hwy 108, Tuolumne City, with some down canyon drift smoke visible in the evening and early morning mainly in the Tuolumne River and Clavey River drainage, areas and this smoke doesn’t need to be reported as a wildland fire

The second prescribed burn is the “Bear Mountain Underburn”, located about 22 miles east of Groveland, along Forest Road 1S03, close to Ackerson and Bear Mountain, Township. This burn will take place in November and last about a week depending on the weather. A total of 334 acres will be burned with the goal of reducing the buildup of flammable forest fuels. Smoke may be visible from Hwy. 120 and Evergreen Road, with some down canyon drift smoke visible in the evening and early morning mainly in the South Fork of the Tuolumne River drainage. This project is a planned prescribed fire and the public is asked to not report it as a wildland fire.

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