Scott Valley

Scott River Ranch Vegetation Management Burn


Yreka, Ca- CAL FIRE is planning a Vegetation Management Burn slated for October 6 -7 2023, within the Scott Valley vicinity near McConaughy Gulch Rd. However, the specific burn dates may be subject to change based on forthcoming weather patterns. 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 10:00 A.M. and be completed by 7:00 P.M. for two to three days to complete the project. Residents should expect to see smoke during the burn operations throughout the Scott Valley area.

Check our official social media accounts for any changes or updates regarding the burn and projects in the future: and

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: October 6-7, 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

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