Prescott National Forest

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments on Mingus Mountain starting Tuesday, January 16th through Thursday, January 18th; weather conditions permitting.    Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. 

Mingus Mountain Piles – Piles are located at the end of Forest Road 104A, approximately 2 miles east of Mingus Summit Day Use.

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments on Mingus Mountain starting Tuesday, January 16th through Thursday, January 18th; weather conditions permitting. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.  

Mingus Mountain Piles – Piles are located at the end of Forest Road 104A, approximately 2 miles east of Mingus Summit Day Use.

On Wednesday, December 6, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of livestock on Walker Road, which travels through the Prescott National Forest near Lynx Lake.  Responders found that livestock had exited through a hole cut in the fence by someone to gain access to an illegal recreation trail.  Walker Road has a speed limit of 50 mph and motorists do not expect to see livestock on this road, making this a dangerous situation as livestock can easily run into the road, in front of a fast moving vehicle.

Prescott National Forest officials would like to warn trail users to be cautious and aware of the possibility of continually changing trail conditions.  It has been reported to us that on November 13th a user encountered a single strand of barb wire that was strung at head height between a fence line and a dead tree crossing Arrastra Creek Trail, #275.  The location puts it approximately one mile in from Senator Highway going east on Arrastra Creek Trail.  Law Enforcement has not verified if this was done intentionally, but want to warn trail users of the potential risk.   

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to resume prescribed burning in the Prescott Basin Tuesday November 14 th through Saturday November 18. The decision to proceed will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air
quality, weather forecasts and available resources.
 
North Spruce RX – approximately 500 acres located 2 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile northeast of
Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S24). Vegetation consists of Ponderosa Pine, pockets of chaparral and grass.

The Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District is planning a series of prescribed burns around the Prescott Basin.  As conditions allow, depending on short term and long term weather patterns, prescribed burn activities can occur anytime during the next six months.  Low lying areas, including the City of Prescott and Prescott Valley are expected to have smoke impacts, especially during the night caused by night time inversions.  Areas affected by smoke during the day will depend on the wind direction during prescribed burning implementation.

The Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District is planning a series of prescribed burns around the Prescott Basin.  As conditions allow, depending on short term and long term weather patterns, prescribed burn activities can occur anytime during the next six months.  Low lying areas, including the City of Prescott and Prescott Valley are expected to have smoke impacts, especially during the night caused by night time inversions.  Areas affected by smoke during the day will depend on the wind direction during prescribed burning implementation.

The Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District is planning a series of prescribed burns around the Prescott Basin.  As conditions allow, depending on short term and long term weather patterns, prescribed burn activities can occur anytime during the next six months.  Low lying areas, including the City of Prescott and Prescott Valley are expected to have smoke impacts, especially during the night caused by night time inversions.  Areas affected by smoke during the day will depend on the wind direction during prescribed burning implementation.

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