Prescribed burns announced for 2012

Photo by Sundeip Arora

ST. GEORGE – The Color Country Interagency Fire Managers announced plans on Friday to ignite several prescribed burns in southwestern Utah and the Arizona Strip during 2012. The burns will be managed by various federal and state agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.

These controlled burns are management-ignited fires used to clear the ground of dangerous fuels such as dead wood and brush. Such low-intensity burns revitalize range and forest lands and decrease the risks from wildfire to life and property.

The prescribed burns are planned, but will only occur if the weather conditions are favorable and adequate resources are available to control the fire.

Greenville Bench – 6 miles south of Beaver – 8,000 acres

Red Canyon Piles –  ½ mile north of Red Canyon Subdivision – 20 acres

Cedar Highlands Piles – Below Cedar Highlands Subdivision – 50 acres

Lo – GC/Parashant National Monument – 157 acres

Nixon – GC/Parashant National Monument – 211 acres

Corner – GC/Parashant National Monument – 106 acres

North Sawmill – GC/Parashant National Monument – 132 acres

Zion Canyon Grass – Zion NP; Zion Canyon – 65 acres

Clear Trap Maintenance – Zion NP; along eastern boundary – 600 acres

Pocket Mesa – Zion NP; along Kolob Terrace Rd – 2,850 acres

Edwards Spring – 7 miles NE of Paragonah – 700 acres

Duck Creek Aspen – 1 to 5 miles S of Duck Creek Village – 400 acres

Henrie Knolls – 5 miles N of Duck Creek Village – 600 acres

Duck Creek Piles – Various locations around Duck Creek – 1,000 acres

Ahlstrom Hollow – 20 miles SE of Panguitch – 700 acres

Dave’s Hollow – 1.5 miles W of Bryce Canyon NP – 600 acres

Sunset North – 2 miles W of Hillsdale – 150 acres

Stump Springs – 13 miles SW of Escalante – 500 acres

Pretty Tree Bench – 3 miles N of Boulder – 800 acres

Poison Creek – 7 miles Se of Antimony – 370 acres

Upper Santa Clara – 1.5 miles SSE of Pine Valley – 100 acres

For more information concerning fire management in Color Country, visit http://www.utahfireinfo.gov on the Internet.

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