prescribed burn

Kaibab National Forest fire managers will be continuing work on two prescribed fire projects located on the Tusayan Ranger District beginning this week. Crews are expecting to treat approximately 680 acres over a four day period on the Reed project located approximately 2 miles east of the town of Tusayan. An additional 300 acres on the Russell project located about 10 miles southeast of Tusayan is expected to be completed in about two days.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles October 7 through October 11 if conditions allow. The ignition areas are on the Billy Timber Sale, Unit 9, just North of Stone Pine Estates along Buck Springs Road and Fleming/Mortimer Commercial Fuelwood Sales located on Porter Mountain Rd and Forest Service Road 283. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 38 acres of forest land.

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable weather conditions and have planned several fuel treatments October 4th through October 30th.  All burning will be dependent on current and expected weather conditions.  Fire managers will utilize tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible.  These may include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke to disperse prior to settling overnight, and burning larger sections at a time when conditions are favorable

Visitors to the remote Kelly Point area of GC-Parashant National Monument should expect to encounter wildland firefighting operations between August 25th and September 30th. Parashant is located on the Arizona Strip between Grand Canyon National Park and the Nevada border. The prescribed fire will take place southeast of Mt. Dellenbaugh along the NPS1203 Kelly Point Road. Specific dates cannot be provided; controlled fires are dependent on forecast weather conditions and the national wildland fire season preparedness level.

Fire managers for the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are tracking opportunities to pursue three prescribed fires at various locations across the district through the end of this month. Pending the appropriate fuel moistures and weather conditions, fire managers anticipate having an opportunity to begin burning in about one to two weeks and possibly continue into monsoon season.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 10, 2019 - Coconino National Forest firefighters plan to conduct two prescribed burns this week south of Flagstaff on Tuesday (June 11) and Thursday (June 13).

Favorable weather conditions are forecasted for burn projects near Kachina Village and Anderson Mesa, which will remove excess fuels from these areas. Firing ignitions begin at approximately 9 a.m. each morning.

Cherry 1&2 Project

Kaibab National Forest fire managers will be continuing work on the Reed Prescribed Fire project located on the Tusayan Ranger District approximately 3 miles northeast of the town of Tusayan beginning Thursday of this week. A 300 acre unit will be the first of several blocks to be ignited in the days ahead providing forest and weather conditions are conducive to achieving desired effects that meet land management objectives.

Fuels reduction project in the Santa Rita Mountains continues

A fuels reduction project in the Santa Rita Mountains will continue beginning Thursday, June 6.  The Nogales Ranger District, Coronado National Forest will implement prescribed burning on 250 acres in the vicinity of Gardner Canyon. The project area is approximately six miles northwest of Sonoita, Arizona along Santa Rita Road.

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