USFS planning some small controlled burns today beginning at 9am along Beaver Valley Road near the Burgess Chip Yard and possibly off Beaver Valley Road near Pobst Place to reduce hazardous fuels and promote forest health. Please do not report.
Press Release September 10, 2019: Burn Alert: We are planning 60 acres of #GoodFire today, Sept. 10, approx. 2 miles northwest of Plain, WA. Winds are predicted to be calm then coming out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Fire is one of the most important natural processes across the West. After many years of fire exclusion, a dry ecosystem that needs periodic fire becomes unhealthy. Trees are stressed by overcrowding; fire-dependent species disappear, and flammable fuels build up and become hazardous. However, the right fire at the right place at the right time helps maintain healthy forests, communities, and watersheds.