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Planning initial ignition of Fenn Face Prescribed Fire Project; May 22 public meeting set

LOWELL — The Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests plans to begin ignition operations on the Fenn Face Prescribed Fire Project (Johnson Creek drainage) primarily to establish a buffer zone around the perimeter of the project area before igniting approximately 3,100 acres this fall. The first phase of the ignition is tentatively planned for late May/early June (weather permitting).

The Fenn Face Prescribed Fire Project is one of the many high priority projects in the Selway-Middle Fork Project area, which is funded by the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP). Approximately 90 percent of the project area is within Lowell, Idaho’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zone.

A community meeting will be held at the Fenn Ranger Station Visitor’s Center on Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m. Agency staff will be available to answer questions from the public. For information: 926-4258.

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