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Scott River Ranch Vegetation Management Burn September 25-26, 2023, in Scott Valley


Yreka, Ca– CAL FIRE will be conducting a Vegetation Management Burn September 25-26,2023, in the Scott Valley area off McConaughy Gulch Rd depending on weather conditions as well as resource availability. The proposed prescribed broadcast burn is planned for 500 acres of grass and brush. The project will be separated into manageable sections that will be burned when climate conditions are optimal ensuring control, limiting escape, and minimizing poor air quality. If there are any indications that the burn cannot be conducted in a safe manner, such as high winds or other fire activity, the burn will be rescheduled.

The control burn will start at approximately 9:00 A.M. and be completed by 7:00 P.M. for three to four days to complete the project. Residents should expect to see smoke during the burn operations throughout the Scott Valley area.

The Prescribed burn will:

  • Reduce dead and down fuels, reducing the risk of a devastating wildfire.
  • Improve wildlife habitat, watershed value and range improvement.

Project Description:

  • Descriptive location: 5.5 miles Southeast of Etna and 7 miles North of Callahan on Scott River Ranch
  • Total acreage: 500 acres
  • Planned ignition date: September 25-26, 2023, weather permitting.
  • Duration of ignition: Daytime only for 3 to 4 days to complete project acres.
  • Duration of smoke production: 1-7 days
  • Area of Smoke Impacts: All of Scott Valley depending on wind direction.

CAL FIRE engages in fuels reductions work and fire prevention activities year-round.
This project is in collaboration and cooperation with the- landowner.

For more information on CAL FIRE’s Vegetation Management Program visit: Welcome to Vegetation Management Program (ca gov). 

To track the progress being made, both in your community and throughout California, visit the CAL FIRE fuels reduction dashboard at resource-management/fuels-reduction

The public is encouraged to follow our official social media accounts for any changes or updates: and

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