Mendocino National Forest Officials prepare for seasonal prescribed burning

Humboldt County, Ca., (KIEM) Fire managers for the Mendocino National Forest are preparing for the Fall and Winter prescribed fires across the forest.

Fire managers use prescribed fire to remove hazardous fuels, increase firefighter safety, enhance wildlife habitat and protect communities and watersheds.

According to the national forest, prescribed fires are conducted within a “prescription” that is determined by appropriate fuel moisture, temperature, humidity, wind, and ventilation.

 Fire crews will implement, monitor, and patrol each project.

The local air quality district manages the number of acres available to burn during allotted burn days.

To find out more about the prescribed fire projects visit fs.usda.gov