Prescribed Burning

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The following prescribed burning activities require a Smoke Management Plan (SMP) in addition to a District burn permit:

  • Open burning associated with range improvement, wildland vegetation management, and forestry and timber operations located below the elevation of 1000 feet above sea level, regardless of size.
  • Open burning associated with range improvement, wildland vegetation management, and forestry and timber operations encompassing a land area greater than 10 acres in size at any elevation.

A Smoke Management Plan shall be submitted to the District through PFIRS at least 14 days prior to ignition. For more information and assistance, please contact Ursula Parker at 530-332-9400 x104.


The California Air Resources Board has come out with an app to track smoke from Prescribed Fires. More information about the California Smoke Spotter App here.


For more information about Prescribed Fires, see the booklet by the Forest Management Task Force below.

Prescribed Burning Booklet

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