Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns News Release

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Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns News Release

Update 2017-04-17 Prescribed burns near Flagstaff, Stoneman Lake this week

Incident: Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Released: 4/17/2017

Flagstaff, Arizona — Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week across Coconino National Forest that will produce visible smoke near Flagstaff—or possibly the Stoneman Lake area—beginning Wednesday.

These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help protect communities from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem to help restore ecological integrity.

All of the listed projects may not be pursued, as all prescribed burns are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. Prescribed burns area also subject to approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, so all or some of them could be cancelled if conditions are not suitable.

Flagstaff Ranger District

Eastside Project (Pine Canyon subdivision area)

Horseshoe Project (north of San Francisco Peaks)

Map of the prescribed burns planned north of the San Francisco Peaks and near Pine Canyon Subdivision, Flagstaff

View map of the Horseshoe and Eastside prescribed burn projects

Red Rock Ranger District

Upper Beaver Creek Project (Stoneman Lake area)

Prescribed burn Upper Beaver Creek week of 10-11-16

View map of the Upper Beaver Creek prescribed burn project.

Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Nothing planned this week.

Notifications of upcoming prescribed burns are provided regularly throughout the season. The public can find information online:

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Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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