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  • BLM Fire Managers Plan to Conduct Two Prescribed Burns 65 miles south of St. George near Mt. Trumbull
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    Published - 04/29/14 - 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    BLM Fire Managers Plan to Conduct Two Prescribed Burns 65 miles south of St. George near Mt. Trumbull
    BLM Fire Managers Plan to Conduct Two Prescribed Burns 65 miles south of St. George near Mt. Trumbull
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument are planning to conduct two prescribed burns, the Warclub-Nixon Corner prescribed burn totaling approximately 216 acres and the Feral Pig-North Sawmill prescribed burn totaling approximately 190 acres. Both prescribed burn units are located 65 miles south of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull. Depending upon conditions, the prescribed burns will begin April 29 or 30, 2014 and last approximately one week if weather and fuel conditions allow. The prescribed burns are intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources within the Monument.

    The prescribed burn unit is a component of the Mt. Trumbull Ecological Restoration Project which is designed to reduce the accumulation of hazardous fuels and restore ecosystem health and function. The burn will also restore fire to the ecosystem and reduce the density of juniper and brush species, promote conditions that allow for growth of native grasses and forbs, and increase native plant diversity.

    Prescribed burns must meet strict weather-related and environmental factors prior to ignition. BLM Arizona Strip fire staff will monitor on-site weather and fuel conditions and manage prescribed fire activity, before, during and after ignition operations. Smoke may be present during the length of the project in this remote area. Smoke emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations.

    There are no closures anticipated but public access may be restricted during ignition and periods of active fire spread to ensure public safety. Signs will be posted to notify the public. Please use caution when traveling in the area of the fire.

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