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Recovery project planned after Fish Fire


September 15, 2022

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The U.S. Forest Service will aim to rehab damage caused by the recent fire.

The U.S. Forest Service has announced its plans to rehabilitate the land burned during the recent Fish Fire, with the goal of reducing the risk of beetle infestation, mitigating future fire hazards and restoring the forest vegetation.

The Fish Fire was finally declared controlled just over a week ago, having burned a total of 6793 acres. This included 3230 acres of National Forest lands.

According to a press release, "The Forest Service is proposing to remove burned pine from areas of 100 percent mortality and from areas of partial mortality, while retaining trees that are likely to survive...

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