SUSANVILLE Bureau of Land Management officials have released an environmental assessment of the Rush fire, which in August burned more than 315,000 acres of mostly public lands northeast of Susanville along the California-Nevada border.
The federal document describes projects to restore the burned area, including portions of nine livestock grazing allotments, important wildlife habitat and parts of the Twin Peaks and Buckhorn wild horse and burro herd management areas.
Among the proposals are seeding, stream stabilization and livestock grazing closures. The agency has also proposed wildlife habitat restoration and reduction of wild horse populations.
The projects are designed to protect burned areas from erosion and other effects, letting plants and newly seeded areas recover from the burn, said Jeff Fontana, a BLM spokesman in Susanville.
The environmental assessment is available online at www.blm.gov/ca/eaglelake. Printed or computer disk copies are available by contacting the BLM's Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville at (530) 257-0456.
Written comments will be accepted until Tuesday and should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, or by email to BLM_CA_Eagle_Lake_FO_Email@blm.gov.