The project is located west of the community of Esterbrook. Implementation of the prescribed burn is planned for this spring.
BLM plans to treat approximately 20 acres in the Ponderosa pine forest. The objectives of the prescribed burn are:
- Reduce fuel loads within the project area;
- Increase overall tree spacing for residual tree health;
- Promote regeneration in aspen stands; and,
- Reintroduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem