LEAVENWORTH — The Wenatchee River Ranger Districts plans to burn 705 acres on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest this spring to reduce wildfire risks and enhance forest health.
Piles or areas scheduled for burning underbrush include Beaver Valley, Chumstick Valley and the lower Blewett Pass corridor.
Burning will begin in mid-April, and continue as long as favorable weather allows, a news release from the ranger district said. All burning on the forest depends on weather, and must be approved by the state Department of Natural Resources, which regulates smoke. The agencies look for favorable winds that reduce the chance of smoke lingering in the valley, and conditions that reduce the potential for the fire to escape.
For more information about the Wenatchee River Ranger District burning, call 548-2550.