The dedication event on May 11, 2017 will feature fun, friends, a barbecue, elected officials including Assemblyman Brian Dahle, and displays of natural resources works from various local organizations and agencies.

Three interfacing fuel reduction projects will be dedicated Thursday, May 11, during Wildfire Awareness Week in memory of the late Bob and Louise Marshall of McCloud.

The fuelbreak system will soon surround the historic railroad logging town of Tennant in east-central Siskiyou County, according to a press release from Dale Nova of the Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County.

Bob Marshall, according to the release, was a retired U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighting specialist and graduate of Butte Valley High School. He began his Forest Service career before World War II at the old Tennant USFS Guard Station and worked winters for Long Bell Lumber Company, which “built the virtually self-sufficient town.”

Bob’s wife, Louise, was a Forest Service employee during World War II, one of many women who filled in for the men who went off to war and performed duties from prepping log harvests to fighting wildfires and much more.

The fuel reduction projects in Tennant were funded on non-public lands through Forest Service grants and your tax dollars.

Expansive Forest Service fuel reduction projects on Klamath National Forest land performed by Forest Service employees connect the recent non-public land fuelbreaks.

The dedication is scheduled to be held at the Tennant Community Hall, next to the Tennant Volunteer Fire Department. It will feature fun, friends, a barbecue, elected officials including Assemblyman Brian Dahle, and displays of natural resources works from various local organizations and agencies. An open house will be hosted from 2 to 6 p.m.

As stated in the press release, “Let’s learn together and help spread the word about Wildfire Awareness!”