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UPDATE 3/6/20 — Cal Fire completed a “broadcast burn” of 223 acres in the hills west of the Ukiah on Thursday, March 5, which means the agency will not need to continue burning for a second day as previously anticipated. The prescribed burn is part of an ongoing effort by Cal Fire to reduce wildfire risks around the Ukiah Valley, and Thursday’s burn included assistance from other Northern California Cal Fire units.
MENDOCINO Co., 3/5/20 — Cal Fire will begin two days of prescribed burns, in an effort to reduce fuel loads in the west hills of the Ukiah Valley, this Thursday and Friday, and smoke, flames, and aircraft will be visible from the Ukiah and surrounding areas. Burning will take place from approximately 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
Cal Fire has identified the Ukiah area as a high priority for prescribed burns and other vegetation management in its continued efforts to mitigate wildfire risks, along with the Little Lake Valley and Brooktrails area. This targeting has allowed Cal Fire to direct additional funds dispersed by the legislature resulting in more frequent and intense wildfire reduction efforts over the past year.
Here’s the press release from Cal Fire’s Mendocino Unit:MARCH-Ukiah-VMP-Ukiah-West-side-burning-5-6-2020
Controlled burns are stupid. The reason they are done is because they don’t want to put people on the ground to manually do the work. Of course, the woodlands are destroyed by the logging, and the Earth attempts to cover itself with a succession of plant growth. You call it brush. The corporate rape of the forests is, therefore, the cause of vast deforestation and subsequent elimination of rainfall. Leaving healing in the hands of corporate rapists is no solution. All logging operations must stop. Don’t you idiots know that worldwide deforestation is fueling climate change? Do you listen to others than your corporate managers? There is a world body of information out there telling you that all destruction of forests must stop if the planet is to survive. This county and this state are run by urban morons who have torn the land to shriveled pieces of what once was a vast coastal forest that now is no more. Forestry is a farce. There are no forests left in California, only woodlands. Do you know the difference? If the world is in the hands of denatured humans, then nature gets destroyed to make redundant industrial goods, including ticky tacky wooden houses that constantly need repair. Aren’t there any progressives among you?
Why pick a very windy day’s to do this looks way to big of a burn to me
Without wind the vegetation does not burn very easily right now. I have worked on control burns in the past and they need wind.
Native Americans used fire to control vegetation and create fire breaks for thousands of years. Bart is an idiot.