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South Monroe Rx

Unit Information

Fishlake National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
115 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701

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Incident Contacts

John Zapell
Phone: 435 896-1070
Hours: M-F 0800-1600

Adam Solt
Phone: 435-896-1079
Hours: M-F 1000-1630

Firefighters in UHV using a fire throwing torch to ignite a prescribed fire.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Richfield Ranger District on the Fishlake National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed fire project in mid-late June on Monroe Mountain. The project is a continuation of similar prescribed fires that have been implemented as part of the Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystem Restoration Project.

The purpose of this prescribed fire is to help restore aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain by reducing conifer competition and stimulate new aspen sprouting across the landscape. Additionally, through the use of prescribed burning, hazardous fuel accumulations will be reduced, which in turn reduces the risk to life, property and natural resources, while promoting aspen regeneration.

Prescribed fire treatments will be implemented utilizing aerial and/or hand ignition over approximately 2,200-4,500 acres.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday June 11th, 2019 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationManning Creek drainage, Monroe Mtn, 23 miles south of Richfield, UT
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn On Approx. 2,220-4,000 Acres To Help Restore Aspen Ecosystem
Coordinates38.432 latitude, -112.089 longitude

Current Situation

Size300 Acres
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer/aspen