Long Barn, CA — The Stanislaus National Forest will conduct a 1,000 acre controlled burn near Long Barn next week.
The burn which will begin Monday, May 2nd, will be located above the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River, approximately ½ mile down-stream from the Spring Gap Powerhouse.
Forest Service Spokesperson Jerry Snyder says the purpose of the burn is to restore historic, fire resistant conditions and to improve resource protection for the area. It will also maintain existing diversity in vegetation landscape, protect watershed values and improve wildlife habitat.
The prescribed burn will be monitored and conducted in accordance with state and county air quality guidelines and closely coordinated with the local air pollution control district.
Weather permitting, the burn is expected to last 9-12 days.