Managers of the Boise National Forest say they plan to conduct fuel-reducing prescribed fires at 13 sites totaling 3,000 acres.
The burns are slated through June as conditions allow, according to a news release. By ranger district, the sites are:
• Alder (261 acres) Three miles north of Placerville.
• Alder Ridge (100 acres): A mile north of Placerville.
• Amber (300 acres): Two miles east of Idaho City.
• Amber North (276 acres): Four miles southeast of Idaho City.
• Buckskin (200 acres): About three miles east of Idaho City.
• Little Ophir (100 acres): Four miles west of Pioneerville.
•Little Ophir WUI (130 acres): Mile and a half northeast of Centerville.
• Mores South-Granite Creek (50 acres): Three miles east of Idaho City.
• Mores South-Switchback (112 acres): Five miles southeast of Idaho City in Granite Creek drainage.
• Horsethief (180 acres): About one mile east-northeast of Horsethief Reservoir.
• Westside Restoration Unit 39 (25 acres): About 10 miles west of Cascade, on National Forest System Road 435 along West Mountain.
• West Lowman WUI (650 acres): About two miles northeast of Crouch.
• Lodgepole Springs Underburn (585 acres): About 14 miles north of Crouch.