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National Scenic Area plans prescribed burns through fall, winter


October 3, 2018

To reduce wildfire hazards and restore historic landscapes, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will conduct prescribed burning in the eastern Gorge this fall and winter.

This year’s activities will focus on select areas in Klickitat County, Washington east of Bingen and White Salmon, generally between Courtney Road and Tracy Hill. Both underburns and pile burning are planned between mid-September to January, as part of an ongoing fire fuels management program to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and improve forest health.

“We’re coming into a weather window—which means temperatures, humidity, and ground moisture are just right for successfully burning while still m...

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