LNF continues Dixie Fire postfire recovery and restoration planning

The Dixie Fire near Taylorsville. Photo by InciWeb.

The Lassen National Forest begins a 30-day scoping period May 6, through June 7, for the Dixie Postfire Restoration and Recovery Project.

In September and October of 2023, the proposed Dixie Fire Community Protection and Swain Mountain Experimental Forest Vegetation Management Project went through the public scoping process. That proposal focused on treating areas impacted by the Dixie Fire within and around adjacent communities, including the wildland-urban interface.

Based on public scoping comments received, the Lassen National Forest reevaluated the scope of the project to assess the Dixie Fire area at a landscape level, resulting in the expansion of the project area to include most of the Dixie Fire perimeter within Lassen National Forest (excluding areas undergoing other planning efforts). This redeveloped Proposed Action replaces the previous proposal and offers a new public scoping period.

The Dixie Postfire Restoration and Recovery Project is being planned within Almanor, Hat Creek, and Eagle Lake ranger districts of the Lassen National Forest. It proposes to implement fuels and forest health treatments and a range of proposed activities to reduce public health and safety risks and restore healthy ecosystems that are resilient to future wildfire, climate change, pests, pathogens, and other stressors.

Information about the Dixie Postfire Restoration and Recovery Project and a link to the StoryMap are available on the Project webpage at fs.usda.gov/project/lassen/?project=63425.

Public involvement is a key element of the planning process, and we look forward to your participation in this project. If you have information that you feel the Forest Service may not be aware of, or have concerns regarding this proposed action, provide specific comments using one of the following methods. Comments can be submitted electronically tocomments-pacificsouthwest-lassen@usda.gov with the subject line “Dixie Postfire Restoration and Recovery Project” or written comments may be mailed to Kathy Allen, Forest Supervisor (Acting), 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130.

To be considered timely for objection purposes (36 CFR 218), and to assure your comments are fully considered during this initial phase, please submit your scoping comments by June 7, 2024.

If you have additional questions about the Dixie Postfire Restoration and Recovery Project, or would like more information about the proposed action, contact Jessicca McMullen at (530) 257-2151, or by email at comments-pacificsouthwest-lassen@usda.govwith the subject line “Dixie Postfire Restoration and Recovery.”

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