Red Bluff >> In an effort to control invasive weeds, like medusa heads and starthistle, Cal Fire will team up with the Nature Conservancy for controlled burns Wednesday and Thursday.
Cal Fire will torch off approximately 600 acres of grass Wednesday in the Vina Plains area off State Route 99E and Hallie Road. On Thursday, 800 acres will be burned in the Dye Creek area east of Los Molinos.
The burning will start at about 8 a.m. and should be completed by 5 p.m.
The purpose of the burns is to improve range land and reduce noxious grass species for better cattle grazing, according to a press release issued by the Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Additionally, both burns will incorporate a live fire training course that will provide instruction for firefighters in firing techniques and methods.
Cal Fire conducts burns with cooperating land managers under the Vegetation Management Program, a state-sponsored cost-sharing program to encourage prescribed fires on private property.
For more information regarding Cal Fire’s program, call Tehama-Glenn Unit forester Dawn Pedersen at 528-5199.
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