Grand Canyon Village

Grand Canyon National Park fire managers continue to treat the Long Jim Prescribed Fire unit, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, crews successfully treated 180 acres. "The success of this burn will increase visitor safety and improve forest ecology for years to come," said Burn Boss Mike Lewelling. 
 

Grand Canyon National Park fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed pile burning this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. As part of the South Rim Piles Project, they will burn 3,500 piles of woody debris east and west of South Entrance Road and south of Highway 64 (Desert View Drive) East. These 5'x5'x5' piles are comprised of slash left after mechanical thinning or cutting of trees within the 150 acre project area, and are being burned as part of a key objective of the project, which is to reduce the fuel load.

Fuels reduction efforts will be continuing on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning Friday (11/9/2018) of this week. Both districts will be conducting broadcast burns that could extend over the next several days as environmental and weather conditions permit.

The 12,000 acre Sunflower Prescribed Fire Project located approximately 8 miles southeast of Williams has been ongoing over the past year with nearly 7000 acres successfully treated to date. Aerial ignitions will continue as crews work toward completing the remaining 5000 acres on this project.

National Park Service fire managers anticipate initiating a prescribed fire near Shoshone Point Thursday, June 9 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

The 1035-acre area that fire managers plan to treat is located east of Grand Canyon Village, between Yaki and Duck on a Rock points, and is comprised primarily of ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, and juniper. In support of the prescribed fire, managers will close Shoshone Point and the project area to all vehicle, bicycle, foot, and mule traffic from 8 am June 9 to 8 am June 10.

National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment in Grand Canyon Village Thursday, May 19, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

The burn unit, primarily ponderosa pine, is about 40 acres in size and located east of the village historic district and south of South Entrance Road. Because of the burn unit’s proximity to South Entrance Road and the Greenway Trail, temporary closures and detours will be in effect from 10 am to 1 pm on May 5.

National Park Service fire managers anticipate initiating a prescribed fire near Shoshone Point Monday, Dec. 7, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

The 75-acre area that fire managers plan to treat is located east of Grand Canyon Village, between Yaki and Shoshone points, and is comprised primarily of ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, and juniper. In support of the prescribed fire, managers will close Shoshone Point and the project area to all vehicle, bicycle, foot, and mule traffic from noon on December 7 to 8 a.m. December 8.

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