October 01, 2007 - Refuge plan 2,000 - 3,000 acres fall stubble burning
Refuge firefighters are making preparations to begin treating upwards of 3,000 acres of stubble fields with prescribed fire at Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges. The fall burns are annual treatments for leaseland farm fields implemented to remove post-harvest vegetation and prepare fields for winter flooding and hunting.
Burns will be implemented throughout October and November as weather conditions and resource availability permit. Refuge fire specialists are adept at managing planned burns in concert with other state and federal agencies towards minimizing smoke impacts to local communities. As smoke may be present during these times, drivers should heed extra attention while traveling through or adjacent to burn areas.
Additional information about the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex Division of Fire Management, refuge prescribed burning and burn day information may be obtained by calling (530) 667-2231 or visiting the fire programís web site at http://www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/fire.