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Date of Show:Tue 11th October
Federal agencies plan to burn more than 20,000 acres of local public forest and brush lands this fall. Steve Best explains why…
The annual forest burning is intended to improve forest health and wildlife habitat, while reducing the potential for big summer wildfires that can threaten homes in rural areas.
In addition to this, the prescribed burns return nutrients to the soil and reduce risk of insect and disease outbreaks.
Roughly 20,000 acres will be burned on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Medford District this fall. During these burns, great care will be taken by the BLM to protect air quality, so that smoke is kept away from populated areas.