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1.2 acres of Jasper Ridge to burn July 18

Controlled fire is part of environmental, fire-management studies

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will conduct a small prescribed burn Monday (July 18) on 1.2 acres of grassland in Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, according to a press release from Stanford.

Fire crews will stand by to monitor the burn, which is scheduled to take place "mid-morning" and last about an hour.

The area being burned was part of a 14-year study on how ecosystems respond to climate change. With the intensive background information gathered by the previous study, the area will provide research material on fire management under present and future conditions, the release stated.

— Aaron Guggenheim

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