Prescribed Burns


The Army’s selected remedy for cleaning up the 6,560-acre Fort Ord impact area includes prescribed burning to remove vegetation so that crews can perform surface removal of munitions. 

The Fort Ord prescribed burn season is July 1 through December 31, each year.

THE ARMY PLANS TO CONDUCT PRESCRIBED BURNS IN 2015, LIKELY IN THE FALL.

Background

The Army’s selected remedy for cleaning up the 6,560-acre Fort Ord impact area includes prescribed burning to remove vegetation so that crews can perform surface removal of munitions.The remedy was presented in a proposed plan that was made available to the public June 2007. Public comments were accepted during a 60-day comment period ending on August 28, 2007. The Army and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with the California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, considered the public comments and selected the remedy for the site. The selected remedy is described in the Record of Decision Impact Area Munitions Response Area Track 3 Munitions Response Site signed in May 2008 (see link below in Supporting Documents). This document also includes the Army’s responses to public comments.

Supporting Documents

Community Notification

Want to find out when we’re going to burn?

The Army’s notification program allows the community a choice to receive an alert when a prescribed burn is imminent. You may register for the Direct Notification Program and choose from email notification, SMS text message notification, and even receive a phone call when crews mobilize for a burn, or when a burn is started.

Note: Even if you registered for the direct notification program in previous years, you must re-register for the program each year to continue to receive notification.

Questions?

Call us at (831) 242-7383 or toll free 1-800-852-9699 for additional information.


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