Verde Ranger District

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 16; weather conditions permitting.   

Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. 

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T12 1/2N, R4E, S32).  Favorable weather conditions, concurrence from ADEQ and an adequate number of fire management resources are a prerequisite to burning.  

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T12 1/2N, R4E, S32).  Favorable weather conditions, concurrence from ADEQ and an adequate number of fire management resources are a prerequisite to burning.  

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Tuesday, January 30th  through Friday, February 2nd; weather conditions permitting.    Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.  

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.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin partial implementation on the Crater Prescribed Burn Thursday, November 2.  Fire mangers will start black lining (pre-burning of fuels adjacent to a control line before igniting a prescribed burn) a small portion of the burn unit, approximately 155 acres on the NW corner.  Vegetation is predominately ponderosa pine with masticated chaparral understory.   

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District have several fuel treatments planned October 16th through November 20th; depending on current and expected weather conditions.  Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible 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 to reduce the overall number of days smoke is in the area.

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