Thursday, March 17, 2016

Juniper slash burning planned for Grassland tomorrow

PRINEVILLE, Ore.—Fire managers on the Crooked River National Grassland plan to burn 227 acres of juniper slash tomorrow afternoon pending favorable weather.
The burn unit is located near the intersection of SE Grizzly Road and the powerlines, about 3 miles northeast of the Rimrock Springs Wildlife Management Area located along Highway 26.
The juniper slash is left over from personal firewood cutting. The burn is part of a hazardous fuels reduction project to reduce the potential for an unwanted, high intensity wildfire.
Light smoke will be visible during ignitions, which are scheduled to start at noon tomorrow and continue throughout the afternoon.
Light smoke may linger for several days and be visible to passing motorists along the highway, but no other impacts to travelers are expected.
If you want to receive email notifications prior to prescribed burns on the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, send a request to Assistant Fire Management Officer Sam Pearcy at
For media inquiries, contact Patrick Lair at or (541) 416-6647  


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