Experimental Forest Prescribed Fire Public Information Meeting

From: Becky Johnson, Summit Ranger District, Stanislaus NF <rhjohnson@fs.fed.us>

Message directed to: CSPOA

The Summit Ranger District will be hosting a public information meeting about the Experimental Forest prescribed burn.  The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on April 3, 2013 at the Pinecrest Community Center (see attachment). The purpose of this public meeting is to inform surrounding communities and interested public of the Experimental Forest Variable Density Thinning Study (VDTS) prescribed burn.  Topics to be covered will include the importance of communities and prescribed burning to the Stanislaus National Forest, history  of the Stanislaus – Tuolumne Experimental Forest, the Variable Density Thinning Study (VDTS) on the Experimental Forest, location of burn units and burn objectives, and the impact of smoke to the surrounding area.  For questions regarding the meeting,  contact  Greg Marfil, District Fire Management Officer at 209-965-3434  ext. 5339.


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