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Plan to thin out forest on Mount Pinos draws immediate opposition

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These Jeffrey Pine stands are planned to be thinned out on Mount Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest.

A disagreement about how to defend southern Kern County mountains against wildfire may spread westward to Mount Pinos.

The U.S. Forest Service, still in court over its efforts to thin out the woods near Frazier Park, has proposed chopping down trees less than two feet wide across 2½ square miles near the highest peak in the Los Padres National Forest, two miles southeast of Pine Mountain Club.