Controlled Burn To Eradicate Arundo
Fire engines may be on the ready near the city/county border this week, but there’s no cause for alarm.
As part of the Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Unit will be managing an agricultural burn that started Monday and will continue throughout the week.
The Arundo/invasive weed agricultural burn project will occur at 28760 Bouquet Canyon Road . This burn project is small, however local fire engines and resources will be on stand by to ensure safety.
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The watershed and ecological restoration project will take place on a three-and-one-half mile stretch of Bouquet Canyon Creek, between the boundary of the Angeles National Forest and the city of Santa Clarita. It began last fall and will continue into winter 2016.
The first phase of the project will be to remove invasive weed sites (Giant Reed, Tree Tobacco) from the creek in order to improve watershed, decrease flooding events and reduce fire hazards. After the invasive weed population is controlled, a restoration effort will be put in place to encourage the return of native plant populations.