Burned forest area re-opened

Union Democrat staff

Nearly 1,200 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest that burned during the 2012 Ramsey Fire in Calaveras County are now open to the public, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday.

All trails and roads in the Calaveras Ranger District leading to the burned area have been closed since Aug. 16, 2012, including roads 6N79, 17E21 and 6N59Y, and trail 17E21.

The closure order was scheduled to remain in effect until Sept. 12 of this year, but Forest Service crews were able to complete the necessary rehabilitation work earlier than expected, according to a Forest Service statement.

The Ramsey Fire burned 2 square-miles of grass and timber off Highway 4, about 8 miles east of Dorrington.

Most of the burn occurred on a steep slope in a canyon of the North Fork Stanislaus River. It took fire crews 12 days to contain the blaze, at a cost of roughly $4 million.

Logging contractors removed hazardous burned trees across roughly 200 acres of the burn zone last fall.

For the complete story, see the July 25, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

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