The following is a press release issued by the Bureau of Land Management:
The Bureau of Land Management has started fuels reduction work in the King Range National Conservation Area to reduce wildfire risk. The work will continue for the next two months along Paradise Ridge Road.
Crews will be cutting small trees and brush and moving the material to a chipper on the roadway in a four-mile-long work area about six miles from the community of Shelter Cove. Visitors could experience delays on Paradise Ridge Road and connecting roads and trails.
“This work is aimed at improving fire resilience and forest health,” said King Range NCA Manager Paul Sever. “We are asking anyone visiting the area to be patient as this critical work is completed.”
The project is part of an ongoing project funded by a CAL FIRE forest health grant. More information is available from the King Range office in Whitethorn by calling 707-986-5400, or by contacting the BLM Arcata Field Office, 707-825-2300.