Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Forest Service closure order near Kings Beach

The Forest Service has issued a “closure order” for parts of the National Forest north of Kings Beach. The order has issued to keep people out of the area where trees are being thinned for fuel reduction and forest health. The Forest Service will be thinning approximately 340 acres beginning June 17 through October 15, 2014.

The closure is designed to protect people from heavy equipment and falling trees. Work will be performed daily from 7:00am until 6:00pm. Signs will be posted along the closure boundaries. Violators can be cited.

This forest thinning project is part of the 3,300 acre “Carnelian Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project”. The project will reduce the risk of severe wildfire, improve forest health, and provide defensible space to neighboring communities.
Closure area near Kings Beach. Click to enlarge.

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