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Goliath Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. June 9, 2016 – Dates have now been set for the Goliath Prescribed Burn in Redwood Canyon, located in Kings Canyon National Park. The prescribed burn is scheduled to take place on June 11 for approximately four to five days. Forecast models and recent fuel moisture samples show that this specific time will give the parks the best burn window to ensure a successful burn while minimizing smoke impacts. Home to the largest giant sequoia grove in the world, the purpose of this 759 acres prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuel loading, increase watershed health, and restore the natural fire cycle in the Redwood Canyon area ecosystem.. A prescribed burn is one of the only natural means to prepare a mineral soil seed bed, which giant sequoias require to regenerate; the other being a lightning-caused fire when conditions may not be as ideal. Tony Caprio, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Fire Ecologist says, “Through this prescribed…

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