Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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
(17 miles north of Bellemont)
(16 miles northwest of Flagstaff)
(Five miles northeast of Doney Park)
(Three miles east of Flagstaff)
(Six miles southeast of Flagstaff)
Newman/Upper Lake Mary
(15 miles southeast of Flagstaff)
(Six miles west of Flagstaff)
Mormon Lake Basin
(Two miles west of Mormon Lake)
(Immediately south of Munds Park)
MOGOLLON RIM RANGER DISTRICT
Upper Beaver Creek
(11 miles northwest of Clint’s Well)
(Three miles northwest of Clint’s Well)
Blue Ridge Urban Interface
(10 miles northeast of Clint’s Well)
East Clear Creek
(Nine miles east of Clint’s Well)
RED ROCK RANGER DISTRICT
Upper Beaver Creek
(14 miles east of the Village of Oak Creek)
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:
Sign up to receive news releases from Coconino NF: www.fs.fed.us/news/subscription.shtml
Coconino NF’s Inciweb page: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/303/ (under Fall 2017 prescribed burns)
Coconino NF’s Twitter account: www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF
Coconino NF public website: www.coconinonationalforest.us (Under News and Events)
Coconino NF’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/coconinonf
For information on possible road closures or road restrictions associated with prescribed burns, please visit www.az511.gov.