Galiuro Mountains

Location:
▪ Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest
▪ Graham County, Arizona
Galiuro Mountains

The Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest has been conducting Phase 2 of the Paddy’s River Prescribed Fire this week. The project area consists of National Forest System lands in the eastern portion of the Galiuro Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and is included in the Coronado’s Galiuro FireScape Project.

The Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest expects to conduct Phase 2 of the Paddy’s River Prescribed Fire this week, with ignitions beginning May 3. The project area consists of National Forest System lands in the eastern portion of the Galiuro Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and is included in the Coronado’s Galiuro FireScape Project.

The Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest expects to begin the Paddy’s River Prescribed Fire as early as mid- December, 2016. The project area consists of National Forest System lands in the southern portion of the Galiuro Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and is included in the Coronado’s Galiuro FireScape Project.

The project boundaries lie between High Creek on the south and Deer Creek on the north and contains the Paddy’s River drainage, Black Canyon, Wood Canyon, and High Creek including both wilderness and non-wilderness land in rugged terrain.

The Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is currently working on a prescribed fire in the Rockhouse area of the Galiuro Mountain range.

The full burn area encompasses approximately 19,000 acres.  Over three hundred acres of blacklining have been completed to date on both the northeast and southeast corners of the burn. Additional burning is expected to take place Thursday through the weekend. 

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