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Nagel Prescribed Burn News Release

Black Mesa Ranger District Continues Nagel Prescribed Burn

Incident: Nagel Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
Released: 11/28/2017

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to continue burning within Burn Block 5 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from November 29 through December 1. This burn will be to the East of FR 717, South of FR 100, and North of Alder Canyon. The burn will encompass approximately 950 acres.

Once ignition occurs, crews will be on scene from ignition until there is no longer a threat of escape from the project boundaries.

This project is in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to provide forest restoration and health to the Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer, and other wildlife species that frequent the area.

Prescribed burning provides many benefits and is essential to maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. This prescribed fire is a follow up to previous mechanical treatments within parts of the unit. It provides habitat diversity, recycles plant nutrients into the soil and encourages new growth for a variety of plants used by wildlife and livestock. Prescribed burning of forest ground fuels also reduces the threat of large scale wildfire impacts to private lands.

For questions or concerns please contact the Black Mesa Ranger District at (928) 535-7300, or dial 311 for the Northeastern Arizona Public Information System.

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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springerville, AZ 85938

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Black Mesa Ranger District
Phone: 928-535-7300

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