Posted: 4/24/2015 - 10:51 am
National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment for the Shoshone Rx during the week of April 27 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
The Shoshone Point Rx is within the developed area on the South Rim, is 1,035 acres in size and comprised primarily of pinon juniper and ponderosa pine. Objectives specific to the Shoshone Rx include improving the defensible space in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) within the South Rim developed area.
Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, resources, and property. Fire managers carefully plan prescribed fires, initiating them only under environmental conditions that...
Posted: 4/22/2015 - 3:08 pm
Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District plan to burn piles resulting from road thinning work.
The prescribed burn is located 65 miles south of St. George, Utah, near Mt. Trumbull on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The burns are planned to begin around the end of April and last through mid-May 2015 if weather and fuel conditions allow. The burns are intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources.
Burns must meet strict weather-related and environmental factors prior to ignition. BLM Arizona Strip fire staff will monitor on-site weather and fuel conditions and manage prescribed fire activity,...
Posted: 4/20/2015 - 5:27 pm
During spring and summer, bear activity intensifies making them more likely to come into contact with people. There are some basic safety precautions to take to avoid conflict with bears while visiting any National Forest. One of those special occasions while enjoying any National Forest is when you spot wildlife, especially large mammals such as black bears! But, while you are enjoying one of those rare moments of seeing a bear in the wild, precautions need to be taken to provide for your safety and avoid conflicts with bears. Most conflicts between people and black bears are the result of people approaching and feeding bears, or allowing a bear to get into garbage, and pet or livestock feeds...
Posted: 4/17/2015 - 3:01 pm
The National Park Service plans to burn several piles of woody debris at Tumacácori National Historical Park later this month. Although the project’s target date is during the week of April 20, 2015, the piles will only be burned if and when environmental conditions are favorable and adequate fire management resources are available.
The piles consist primarily of cottonwood debris that has accumulated during past flooding events. This hazard fuels reduction project will reduce fuels that could feed a wildfire along the park’s northern and western boundaries. This will reduce the threat of fire to private homes along the boundary and help protect the...
Posted: 4/16/2015 - 3:42 pm
Fire managers on Coconino National Forest (NF) are planning a prescribed burn for tomorrow as part of the Rocky Project and also for next week in areas near Stoneman Lake and Happy Jack, which will be visible to travelers along Interstate 17 and Lake Mary Road.
Rocky Project: Planned ignition will be tomorrow (April 17), if weather conditions permit. This burn includes 450 acres and is located about 25 miles south of Flagstaff (7 miles south of Munds Park) on the east side of Interstate 17. Smoke is expected to disperse to the east away from I-17, but smoke may drift back towards the interstate during evening hour and affect areas north of Verde Valley.
For next week, two burns will...