Published November 30, 2022

After weeks of preparation for fall hand pile burning, ideal weather conditions yesterday morning and early afternoon allowed an 18-member Lomakatsi crew to light 45 acres of piles around Buckhorn Springs Resort, joining other agencies and industry partners to make the best of our burn days in strategic locations.

Lomakatsi crews completed ecological thinning across 70 acres during the spring, building on long-term collaborative efforts with federal agencies and tribes to restore habitat and ecosystem resilience in and around the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and Green Springs areas, and a legacy of more than two decades of stewardship at Buckhorn Springs.

Ecological thinning with a habitat restoration focus, benefiting oak woodlands and mixed-conifer forests, set the stage for crews to return this fall to burn the slash piles and fulfill a key training opportunity for 10 crew members as part of the Tribal Youth Ecological Forestry Training Program at this important cultural site, recognized by aboriginal peoples as a powerful place of healing. Lead Restoration Crew Manager Braulio Maya Cortes said with precipitation and possible snowfall in the forecast starting today, the crew accomplished great work on a perfect burn day.

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