Six Rivers National Forest, Redwood National Park Hosting ‘Pre-Fire Season Meetings’

This is a press release from the Six Rivers National Forest:

United States Forest Service USFSEUREKA, Calif. – The Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park are gearing up for the 2018 fire season. If you are interested in finding out what this fire season might look like, forest and park staff are hosting three public meetings to discuss the upcoming season.

According to Liz Berger, acting forest supervisor for the Six Rivers, “We want to make sure our communities are informed about our plans and activities during what is typically the height of our fire season on the North Coast.”

The meetings are scheduled at the following locations:

Gasquet Ranger Station 10600 US Highway 199, Gasquet, CA Wednesday, June 27, 10 am to 12 pm

Hoopa Fire Department, Wildland Fire Training Center 11121 Highway 96, Hoopa, CA Thursday, June 28, 2 to 5 pm

Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA Monday, July 2, 4 to 6 pm

Fire management staff will share the 2018 fire season outlook, and then discuss how wildfires are fought to reduce risk to firefighters and public safety, property, infrastructure, and valuable natural and cultural resources. National Weather Service staff will attend all three meetings to provide a fire weather outlook.

A 2014 “Service First” agreement created an interagency organization that combined the fire management programs for Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park. The organization provides wildland fire protection to more than 1.3 million acres of public and private lands in Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou and Trinity counties.

For more information, please contact Rick Young, acting fire management officer, at (707) 441-3535 or rick_young@nps.gov.

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