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.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 11th, 2019 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||Manning Creek drainage, Monroe Mtn, 23 miles south of Richfield, UT|
|Incident Description||Prescribed Burn On Approx. 2,220-4,000 Acres To Help Restore Aspen Ecosystem|
|Coordinates||38.432 latitude, -112.089 longitude|