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Residents Object to Forest Service Plan to Spray Herbicide
First it was the Storrie and Rich fires, and now it’s the Moonlight. Plumas County property owners are objecting to the U.S. Forest Service plan to use herbicides to eradicate noxious weeds in burn areas.

“People don’t want herbicides in the watershed,” said Supervisor Lori Simpson who addressed the item during the board’s Sept. 1 meeting.

Board Chairman Kevin Goss said that the area to be treated in the Moonlight fire is, “right behind my house,” and he had already heard from one constituent who has an organic farm and is concerned about the potential effects of herbicide treatments in the area. He encouraged her and other interested members of the public to make their concerns heard.


 
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