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Wednesday, May 23, 2001 7A Service, Forest River Ranger a fuel re- in the area of the Forest be- t 14. of 750 the Feather District this ely 600 t~derburned in P acres will be in the area. If the in the forest favorable, to have all June 30. contractors to broadcast tuber harvest in the area. These the accu- t mulated needles, limbs, brush and downed logs in order to protect the existing timber stand and plantation. Planned or prescribed burning helps rid the woods of accumulated needles, limbs, some downed logs and dead brush. This type of burn- ing is similar to what used to happen naturally. It will also remove dense thickets of brush and smaller trees, as well as help to pro- mote the sprouting of certain plant and brush species. Iso- lated thickets of dense under- growth and young trees pro- vide vital wildlife habitat, but continuous thickets are prob- lematic when it comes to f'we. The dense young trees and undergrowth act as ladders that enable a ground fire to climb into the treetops or crowns, bringing destructive results. While burning only takes place on authorized burn days, smoke may settle into the valleys during the evenings and mornings until atmospheric conditions allow for smoke dispersal. To mini- mize smoke in neighboring communities, forest fire man- agement and contract persoff- nel work closely with the Red- ding Interagency Fire Weath- er Service, the North East Air Alliance and the Butte Coun- ty Air Quality Management District. If you have any questions concerning the spring burn- ing, call Brooks Henderson, Fuels Management Officer, Nick Sablan, Assistant Fuels Officer, or JoAnn Matthews, Assistant Fuels Officer at the Feather River Ranger District office at (530) 534-6,500. woman lobbies for Quincy resident Rose Com- stock-Correira was in Wash- ington May 19-21 to lobby congress on fuel reduction programs to address Northern California's forest health cri- sis. "We must recognize the im- portance of working together and acting responsibly to ad. dress the crisis in our nation's forests," Comstock said. Representing the Northern Sierra Natural Resource Coalition, Comstock-Correira is pushing for full implemen- tation of the Quincy Library Group fuel reduction plan. She noted state legislatures in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California had re- cently passed resolutions call- ing for creative, proactive so- lutions to reduce fuel loads, to reduce the risk of severe and destructive wildfires. "The Forest Service's Na- tional Fire Plan is a good idea, but feasibility studies and consultations are not enough. We don't have time for a lot of bureaucratic red tape. We have an urgent fuel problem we need to address through aggressive thinning to get ahead of the threat of fire and its destructive impacts," said Comstock. "This is the first time all the agencies involved in resource use have collabo- rated on a far-ranging policy toward fuel reduction. We need to be sure that programs on the ground get in place." Comstock further ques- tioned why members of Con- gress, who voted nearly unan- imously in support of the Herger-Feinstein QLG Act in 1998, would even consider supporting legislation like the proposal of Georgia Democrat forest Cynthia McKinney, which proposes withdrawing virtu- ally all active management from the National Forest sys- tem. "Once Western resource communities wither and die, there will be neither expertise nor manpower to address the enormous task of forest health improvement," she said. The Alliance for America's llth annual Fly.In For Free- dom brings representatives of over 500 diverse groups to- gether to the nation's capital for four days of lobbying and educational sessions. Alliance members are ranchers, teachers, shrimpers, homemakers, log- gers, nurses and others depen- dent on natural resources and secure private property rights. This year's Fly-In theme was "Access for All." r. L.EC~hO 1 [EE ,t ] I I Thin Crust Only I !AND PITCHER i w",~D~l'~" Must be 21 years old. I coupoo good o/15jo, No, good wit. a.y oth,. o,e, ............................................... a Thin Crust Only. Dine In Take out Delivery only. 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