BLM plans controlled burning this winter

The Bureau of Land Management says it is planning to conduct prescribed burning on the California side of the Parker Strip this winter.

The burn area will be around seven miles northeast of the town of Parker, and half a mile west of Parker Dam Road near Crossroads. There may be multiple burns between October and March as weather conditions allow, to eliminate slash piles created during maintenance of BLM recreation sites and fuel breaks on the Parker Strip.

“The removal and controlled burning of vegetation piles helps to reduce the threat of wildfires and improves access to the river,” a BLM press release said.

BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather conditions allow for safe burning to minimize any potential threat and smoke impacts to area residents and visitors.

Jeep trails accessing the burn area may be temporarily closed and monitored by fire personnel during the burn operation to provide for public safety. Residents and visitors should expect some light smoke in the area during operations.

12 comments

  1. Karen D. Trotter

    OH YES BLM START MORE FIRES YOUR ABOUT THAT STUPID. WE NEED SOME BODY IN THAT MESS THAT HAS A BRAIN AND KNOWS HOW TO USE IT. NOT JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP THEIR EARS APART.

  2. willing to volunteer to help if needed yall be safe out there remember there a lot of babies donkeys out there this time of year

  3. Brandy Frew

    Controlled burns help prevent fires, eliminates the dead foliage (in a CONTROLLED way) before something UNCONTROLLED ignites it and our valley goes up in flames. This is extremely common practice in dry areas.

  4. Sandra LaMothe

    Everything is blm, the homeless, etc to blame right. Prove it’s them. A lot of us a fire is part of enjoying life want next

  5. Fonzi Wayne

    You obviously know nothing about fire prevention.
    Before you go and criticize , THINK !!!

  6. Fonzi Wayne

    And youre calling them stupid ?

  7. Jack Mckenna

    they are a good idea we have them now just before summer to help stop bushfires like the ones we had in 2009 that burnt over 1000000 acres and killed 179 people and burnt over 2000 homes

  8. Karen D. Trotter

    I DO NOT LIKE BLM AND ANY TIME I CAN SLAM THEM I WILL AND I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK.

  9. Marianna Benner

    I have been sending pictures to NWS and various media outlets of our dry over brush here. I was hoping that was of some influence. It’s truly frightening along the river I am glad they are seeing the danger.

  10. Marianna Benner

    You might care what people think if your house is burning down.

  11. Karen D. Trotter

    YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ME OR WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH. SO ZIP IT.

  12. I think it’s a good idea to have controlled burns to help prevent further fires that could kill someone or destroyed houses. I just wish the BLM we do something about the donkeys or I called them jackasses on the road to help protect the people driving cars. There’s no reason for these donkeys to be out on the road how about while you’re burning BLM put up a fence to keep them from coming down on the road like they do on the freeways to keep people off the state RIGHT OF WAY!
    Also we might want to talk to people, stupid people, that feed the donkeys from their cars in the middle of the road. That’s why the donkeys keep coming back and getting close to cars because I think they’re getting something to eat. I lost my leg because of that. It was nice that somebody finally put up big signs both near the stop sign by the post office and then again at by the dam. Although I was already aware of the donkeys and did my best to slow down and move around them it’s funny that the signs went up right after my accident.
    BLM LETS WORK TO GET THE DONKEYS & THE JACKASSES THAT FEED THEM FROM THEIR CARS OFF THE ROAD😤😎

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