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Latest Controlled burn Stories

2010-02-18 09:06:00

Project will address safety for nearby communities; preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that they plan to conduct controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem. Originally outlined in public meetings and meetings with news media in the area in March of 2009, Game Commission...

2009-05-07 08:40:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the window of opportunity set to close May 8, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the agency is postponing until 2010 plans to conduct a controlled burn on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County. In a briefing held on SGL 176 on March 6, agency officials announced, if weather conditions cooperated, that a one-day controlled burn would be conducted on a designated 95-acre parcel...

2009-03-06 13:00:00

Project will address safety for nearby communities; preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today outlined detailed plans for conducting a controlled burn on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem. Agency officials also covered how the planned prescribed burn will reduce the possibility of an uncontrolled...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

It's been a good burn: Three years after the more dangerous parts of the Santa Fe Watershed underwent a thinning of the masses of small trees clumped together like so much tinder, the Forest Service recently got the go-ahead from state and federal officialdom for a controlled burn in the canyon. Carefully planned, it began with fires hand-set by drip torches around the perimeter of the main target. That created a charred buffer between the slash to be burned and the surrounding forest....

2008-10-01 09:00:22

Fire officials will spark a 1,068-acre prescribed burn in Box Elder County later this week. Fire crews will prepare the area -- located near the ranching community of Lynn, Utah -- by burning a perimeter to establish a blackline. Then, on Friday, fire officials will start the prescribe burn with aerial and ground ignitions. The goal of the fire is to reduce the risk of wildfire and reduce the buildup and continuity of sagebrush. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

By Journal Staff Report A prescribed burn is scheduled to begin in the Jemez Mountains on Monday. The burn area is located on Peggy Mesa directly east of Pajarito Peak, approximately 8 miles northwest of Jemez Pueblo and 7 miles southwest of Jemez Springs. The burn, which could run through Oct. 3 as weather permits, is meant to take advantage of good fall weather and ideal burning conditions, according to a Santa Fe National Forest press release. The broadcast burn will be done by...

2008-09-16 09:00:28

The Fillmore Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Horse Hollow area of Fishlake National Forest, starting the first week of October and continuing through December, U.S. Forest Service officials said Friday. Some nearby communities and residents may be affected for short periods of time, and burn dates will be determined by weather conditions. The so-called Horse Hollow Hazardous Fuels Reduction project encompasses about 2,700 acres within the Center Fork Chalk...

2008-09-15 15:00:17

By Journal Staff Report Burning of piles of forest-thinning material in the Santa Fe Watershed is expected to start this week, if the weather remains dry, according to the National Forest Service. The burning may take as long as 10 days to complete. The prescribed burn project area is south of Hyde Park Road and Black Canyon campground. Smoke from the burn will be "very visible" from Santa Fe, the Forest Service said. "This is a good time of year for burning, not only because...

2008-08-27 09:00:00

By Shira Schoenberg State officials will burn about 40 acres near the Concord Municipal Airport in order to manage forests and protect a rare species. New Hampshire Fish and Game and the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development will conduct the "prescribed burn" together with the Army National Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the city of Concord. The burn will take place between now and late October, depending on weather and atmospheric conditions....

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Aug. 6--Federal land managers have pulled a controlled burning project on more than 900 acres of sagebrush and grassland near the mouth of Birch Creek after environmentalists sued to halt the burn. Tom Osen, Dillon district ranger for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, wrote in a letter than the exclusion from federal law for controlled burns did not apply to the proposed Birch Creek fuels management project. The proposal called for...