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San Joaquin River Gorge image from Bureau of Reclamation via Flickr.

published on March 21, 2019 - 11:45 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Visitors of and residents to the foothills may want to plan for prescribed burns of tree cuttings at recreation sites in Fresno County.

The result of tree thinning efforts in the San Joaquin River Gorge, the Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday it will burn 50 piles of hazardous brush and tree limbs in the coming months — provided air quality is good.

The burn should only take one day, according to a press release, but smoke may linger for a couple days throughout Auberry, Prather and North Fork.

The BLM suggests hikers find routes alternate to the Nature Trail Loop during burn operations.

The BLM thinned 10 acres in Fresno County’s San Joaquin River Gorge and the Kern River Valley in Kern County.

Updates concerning exact dates for the burn operations can be found at BLM social media sites.


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