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Fuels Management Project Starts Near Gasquet

The Elk Creek Fuelbreak Maintenance Project began east of Gasquet on Wednesday. | Map courtesy of the Six Rivers National Forest

The Six Rivers National Forest began work on a 225-acre fuel-break project near Gasquet on Wednesday.

From a U.S. Forest Service Facebook post:

Elk Camp Fuel-break Maintenance Project contract officially started today on the Gasquet Ranger District.

This 225-acre project includes cutting ladder fuels such as dead woody material, brush, and small diameter seedling and sampling trees, pruning lower limbs of overstory trees, and hand piling the cut material to burn later.

Starting today, June 8, you will hear chainsaws running on the hillside east of the Gasquet community. This fuel-break maintenance is critical to help protect the community in the event of a wildland fire.

If you have questions feel free to call Sheila Balent-Fuels Planner at 707-457-3968 or Kathy Allen-District Ranger at 707-457-3860


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