Chico Environmental prepared a Decision Memo to apply fire to approximately 3,172.9 acres of combined State and Federal Responsibility Areas. The project was developed in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and CAL Fire, who each desire to use prescribed burning as a restoration and maintenance tool to enhance ecologic and economic viability of the lands under their stewardship. The project is located in the mixed-coniferous forest vegetation type within the Concow area north of the Concow Reservoir, approximately two miles north and northeast of the community of Concow, County of Butte, State of California. The project purpose was to reduce fuels, improve access and safety for firefighting personnel, and improve forest/woodland health using a variety of techniques: mechanical treatments, hand treatments, livestock grazing, pile burning and prescribed fire.The project consisted of two phases, with Phase 1 consisting of a total of 1, 174.41 acres, and Phase 3 consisting of 513 acres. The landscape had been impacted by two high severity fires over the last 13 years, the BTU Lightning Fire in 2008 and the Camp Fire in 2018.
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