The Army has identified five areas on the former Fort Ord for prescribed burning in 2017:
- Units 11, 12, and 31 (which are in the Impact Area) and
- Units B and C (which are in the northern portion of the Fort Ord National Monument.
These areas are required to be burned to encourage successful recovery of the rare, threatened and endangered fire-dependent species.
If you register for the Direct Notification Program, the Army will notify you via email, text, or by an automated telephone message that:
- a prescribed burn could occur shortly (within a day or two),
- when the prescribed burn is started, and
- when the burn is complete.
Units 11, 12 and 31 are in the Impact Area (not accessible to the public) and were prepared for a prescribed burn in 2016. Units 11, 12, and 31 may be burned, provided appropriate conditions are available, after July 1, 2017.
Units B and C are in the northern portion of the Fort Ord National Monument and are currently being prepared for prescribed burn. It is anticipated that Units B and C will be fully prepared for a prescribed burn by September 15, 2017.