The spring prescribed burning season has concluded in the Methow Valley, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. Crews will focus on patrolling active burn units while continuing to prepare for fire season, the release said. Burn treatments were completed on about 750 acres this spring.
“This summer we plan to continue thinning and hand-piling understory trees that contribute to crown fire spread in several locations in the Cub Creek drainage,” said Meg Trebon, assistant fire management officer for the Methow Valley Ranger District. “Sometime in or after September, we anticipate starting our fall burn program with underburning and pile burning planned in the Wolf, Fawn, Cub, Eightmile and Squaw Creek drainages.”