CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of Forestry will be conducting a prescribed burn at the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, north of Yerington. The prescribed burn will tentatively start on Tuesday, March 24, at about 10:00 a.m., weather permitting. The burning will go through the week and end on Friday, March 27.
The Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area burn is being conducted in cooperation with the Department of Wildlife. The burn of about 300 acres will remove the growth of cattails and weeds to improve wildlife habitat in the wetlands.
Weather patterns will be monitored for smoke management prior to and during the burn. The timing of the burns depends on optimum weather conditions.