100 Acre Prescribed Burn Planned For Wednesday Near Whiskeytown Lake

Park Service officials at Whiskeytown plan to get some burning done before wet weather returns. The Buck Project is on the high ridge above Old Shasta, west of Centerville, at the easternmost boundary of the recreation area. The goal is to reduce hazardous fuels near homes and maintain natural landscapes for native vegetation. The 757 acre project began in 2017 and about 320 acres had been treated before 2018’s Carr Fire. As a result, most of the treated areas were preserved from high severity fire and the overstory was maintained. 126 acres is set to be torched Wednesday. Although it’s not a huge burn, the vegetation is thick and the location is at an elevation where it’s very visible from the valley.