Courtesy of Don Shade
Bernardino, California ____
Fire crews from the San Bernardino National
Forest will be conducting burn operations in the vicinity of Angelus Oaks, CA
the week of April 17, 2017.
may be visible along the Stste Route 38 corridor from Big Bear Valley to
Mentone. Forest Road 1N12 will be closed during certain phases of the project
to ensure public and firefighter safety.
The Angelus Oaks Understory Burn
Project will help reduce the risk of wildfire within the community of Angelus
Oaks and maintain the desired future condition of the 2004 Angelus Oaks
Community Protection Project.
attempt to burn approximately 35 acres during the week weather permitting, along
Forest Service Road 1N12 behind the Post Office. After each active burn day, staff will
continue to monitor at night.
for this prescribe burn will be available on the San Bernardino National
Forest’s social media sites Facebook and Twitter.
About the U.S. Forest Service:
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity
of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future
generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides
assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains
the largest forestry
research organization in the world.
Public lands the Forest Service manages
contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor
Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's
supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per
year. The agency has either a
direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million
forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests
where most Americans live.
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opportunity provider, employer, and lender.