The Plumas Underburn Cooperative, a local volunteer group, reports that it will be assisting a landowner perform a three-acre prescribed burn Tuesday, Oct. 24, along Quincy Junction Road near Quincy.
Firefighters, natural resource professionals, and community members will be in attendance to implement the burn in order to improve defensible space, create better animal habitat, and reduce future wildfire impacts, said Logan Krahenbuhl, project manager for the cooperative.
Smoke will be visible within American Valley starting in the afternoon. Household air purifiers are available for a short-term loan from the Plumas Underburn Cooperative at no cost. Those interested may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for more information.
“Smoke in the air during spring and fall months reduces the amount of smoke that will be present in the air during summer wildfire season,” said Krahenbuhl. This burn has been permitted by Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and CalFire Lassen-Modoc Unit. Quincy Volunteer Fire Department will have resources on scene.
Those who would like to learn more about prescribed fire and/or volunteering with the Plumas Underburn Cooperative are invited to contact Krahenbuhl at email@example.com and/or Matt West at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at https://plumasunderburn.org/.
Information submitted by Plumas Underburn Cooperative