Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns News Release

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Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns News Release

Coconino NF fall, spring prescribed burn projects finalized

Incident: Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Released: 11/14/2017

Flagstaff, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2017, For Immediate Release — Coconino National Forest fire managers have finalized the prescribed burn plan for fall and spring, which will reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem at different times throughout the season to help protect and buffer communities from severe wildfires.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-dependent ecosystems. Each prescribed burn is designed to meet specific objectives outlined in a “prescription.” These burns will mimic natural fires, reduce hazardous fuels accumulations, reintroduce fire into a fire-dependent system, and recycle nutrients which promotes habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

The following is a list of prescribed burn projects in each district of the Coconino National Forest with their approximate locations and acres:

FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT

Project Name

Acres

Approximate Location

Horseshoe/Kendrick

4,857

GPS: 35°29'22.92"N, 111°49'14.85"W

(17 miles north of Bellemont)

Horseshoe/Wild Bill

3,269

GPS: 35°23'54.21"N, 111°46'33.12"W

(16 miles northwest of Flagstaff)

Horseshoe/Peaks

508

GPS: 35°22'59.55"N, 111°35'24.35"W

(Five miles northeast of Doney Park)

Eastside Initial

1,200

GPS: 35°10'11.79"N, 111°34'3.87"W

(Three miles east of Flagstaff)

Flagstaff South

3,832

GPS: 35°6'22.38"N, 111°35'36.06"W

(Six miles southeast of Flagstaff)

Newman/Upper Lake Mary

4,586

GPS: 35°2'9.66"N, 111°28'0.36"W

(15 miles southeast of Flagstaff)

Nordic/A-1

699

GPS: 35°12'39.58"N, 111°44'31.81"W

(Six miles west of Flagstaff)

Mormon Lake Basin

1,500

GPS: 34°54' 25.61"N, 111°29' 29.74"W

(Two miles west of Mormon Lake)

Munds Park

112

GPS: 34°55'45.59"N, 111°38'8.90"W

(Immediately south of Munds Park)

Total acres

20,563

MOGOLLON RIM RANGER DISTRICT

Project Name

Acres

Location

Upper Beaver Creek

2,000

GPS: 34°38'49"N, 111°26'45"W

(11 miles northwest of Clint’s Well)

Clint’s Well

600

GPS: 34°35'4"N, 111°21'21"W

(Three miles northwest of Clint’s Well)

Blue Ridge Urban Interface

749

GPS: 34°37'6.52"N, 111°9'42.31"W

(10 miles northeast of Clint’s Well)

East Clear Creek

351

GPS: 34°30'15"N, 111°10'3"W

(Nine miles east of Clint’s Well)

Total acres

3,700

RED ROCK RANGER DISTRICT

Project Name

Acres

Location

Upper Beaver Creek

1,000

GPS: 34°44'26"N, 111°31'14"W

(14 miles east of the Village of Oak Creek)

Total acres

1,000

The public and media can get quick notification of when a prescribed burn or any other activity is happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF. When ignition of a prescribed burn begins, we update our Twitter account so the public can know why smoke is in the air and where it is coming from.

Notifications of upcoming prescribed burns are provided regularly by news releases throughout the season and also by the following online resources:

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