Beginning as soon as Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management’s Bakersfield Field Office plans to conduct prescribed fire operations at Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area, southeast of Three Rivers in Tulare County. Pile burn operations could continue periodically from now through the spring. BLM plans prescribed fires
The prescribed fires are designed to improve landscape health and to remove hazardous fuels that could feed wildland fire at the recreation area. The Castle Fire was an imminent threat to the area’s giant sequoia groves this past summer and fall but due to the efforts of firefighters never made it to Case Mountain.