BLM, Arizona Strip District
For Immediate Release
Date: October 11, 2019
Media Contact: Rachel T. Carnahan, email@example.com
BLM to conduct prescribed burn 30 miles south of Fredonia
ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arizona Strip Field Office is planning to burn slash and vegetation debris in an area located 30 miles south of Fredonia, Arizona, in the Kanab Creek riparian corridor. The burn will be conducted during the month of October, depending upon fuel and weather conditions. The intent of the burn is to dispose of cut trees and limbs from the invasive tamarisk that is being removed to restore and enhance riparian habitat in the Kanab Creek drainage.
Prescribed burns are subject to strict rules related to weather and environmental factors. BLM fire personnel will monitor on-site conditions and manage prescribed fire activity before, during and after ignition operations. Any smoke present the project will be managed in accordance with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations.
No closures are anticipated but public access in this remote area may be restricted during ignition and periods of active fire to ensure public safety. Signs will be posted to notify the public. We encourage the public to use caution when traveling in the area of the fire.
During the days when burning is taking place, information will be available on InciWeb: Kanab Creek RX -https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6267/
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Incident Commander||Burn Boss: C.Wood with M.Fey (T)|
|Incident Description||Broadcast Slash Burn Of 10 Acres Of Salt Cedar|
|Coordinates||36.767 latitude, -112.62 longitude|
Salt cedar slash
Burn salt cedar slash within a 10 acre area
Burning will take place on select days in October with favorable conditions.
Will not burn if winds are 10mph and over