Fire restrictions will go into effect June 15 within the Plumas National Forest (public land) according to Earl Ford, forest supervisor. “We’re a couple of weeks early this year because of hot weather and dry woody fuel conditions,” he noted.
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All who cared about Luke Sheehy — a Lassen County firefighter and smokejumper who died June 10 from injuries he suffered while fighting a wildfire on the Modoc National Forest — are invited to honor his life at two memorial services this weekend.
Doug Sheehy, Luke’s father, said the family invites everyone who loved and cared about Luke to attend a Day of Honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Walker Mansion in Westwood. Food and refreshments will be provided.
The wildland firefighting community also presents a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Redding Civic Center.
Doug Sheehy said a Luke Sheehy donation account has been opened at U.S. Bank in Susanville for those who would like to make a donation in his son’s memory.
Logger Randy Pew feeds logs into the “delimbinator,” a machine that can delimb and debark several logs at a time. Pew demonstrated the machine’s capabilities to representatives from the Forest Service and the timber industry June 5. Photo by Debra Moore
Forest Service personnel and timber industry leaders gathered June 5 just north of Graeagle to get their first look at the “delimbinator” — a device that can delimb a grapple full of logs at one time.
The U.S. Forest Service confirmed Tuesday that a firefighter was killed while fighting a lightning-strike fire in the Modoc National Forest on Monday.
According to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, 28-year-old smokejumper Luke Sheehy was killed after being struck by a dead tree just before 5 p.m.
This year’s Dawn Garden interns prepare a large pile of compost to use during the June 15 compost workshop. The free workshop will be held at 218 Indian Falls Road in Crescent Mills, starting at 10 a.m. From left: Blaze Elation, Silas Kachman and Dwight Hobbs. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
As a way of educating the local community about sustainable agricultural methods, the Dawn Gardens Institute is hosting its annual compost workshop June 15.
This free workshop, which begins at 10 a.m., is designed to help aspiring gardeners start or improve upon their composting systems. The methods described in this workshop are depended upon by Dawn Gardens to maintain and improve the soil fertility of its small-scale organic farm.
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