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.
Project will improve grasslands on the south rim of Aravaipa Canyon
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office and Gila District Fire Management Office will conduct a multiple day prescribed burn in the Aravaipa Canyon area, pending appropriate weather and seasonal conditions, within the week of June 3, 2019. The South Rim Burn will cover approximately 15,726 acres of BLM and private land in the Aravaipa Canyon Ecosystem Management Area located 50 miles west of Safford.
Visitors to GC-Parashant National Monument should expect to encounter wildland firefighters conducting prescribed fires June 1 to June 30. Parashant is located on the Arizona Strip just west of Toroweap in Grand Canyon National Park to the Nevada state line. The burns will take place in a remote part of the monument a few miles southeast of Mt. Dellenbaugh along the NPS1203 Kelly Point road. Specific dates cannot be provided; controlled fires are dependent on forecasted weather conditions and the national wildland fire season preparedness levels.
Fire managers at Saguaro National Park plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Mica Mountain in the Saguaro Wilderness of the Rincon Mountain District (Saguaro East) this week when conditions are favorable. Planned ignitions are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 14th 2019.
Coconino National Forest firefighters plan to begin a 2,000-acre prescribed burn beginning tomorrow morning several miles south of Stoneman Lake.
This burn, located approximately 3 miles south of Stoneman Lake, is part of a strategy to allow fire across the landscape in order to restore forests to healthier conditions. Frequent, low-intensity fire removes accumulated smaller fuels and recycles nutrients in the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents when wildfires inevitably occur.
- Project: Horseshoe: Slate# 11
- When: April 23 and 24 (Tuesday and Wednesday) beginning at approximately 9 a.m.