BLM plans pile burning project near Bizz Johnson Trail next week

Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management plan to burn piles of limbs and brush in an area near the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, Tuesday, Nov. 15.  The piles will be ignited only if weather and fuel conditions allow for safe and successful burning.

The project is within the burn scar of the Hog Wildfire of 2020 and will cover about 10 acres.  The project is designed to reduce vegetation that could feed a wildfire and to improve the scenic quality along the recreational trail.

Minimal smoke will be visible from Highway 36 in the project area about 5 miles west of Susanville.

The BLM conducts prescribed fire projects, including pile burning, in accordance with burn plans that specify allowable weather and fuel conditions and the equipment and personnel required.