California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be continuing to conduct prescribed burns in Calaveras Big Trees State Park on November 1, 2022. This is the third of a series of prescription burns planned for the park this fall.

This particular project will cover approximately 23 acres along Highway 4. Ignition is dependent on weather conditions and resources. The units have been prepared for prescription burns. Active firing is expected to last one day; however, smoke will remain in the area for some time after active firing has stopped. Visitors and residents should expect one-lane traffic control along Highway 4 during daytime hours on November 1. Motorists should exercise extreme caution driving along Highway 4 during nighttime hours from the park boundary through Arnold due to potential heavy smoke and reduced visibility.  For questions or comments about the project or about the prescribed burn program, contact Heather Reith, Acting Public Information Officer, at (209) 768-5217.

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