Vegetation Pile Burns Planned
Contact: Cheryl Decker, 435-719-2132
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks between February 13th and 20th as weather conditions allow.
The burns are being completed in order to consume existing accumulations of woody and herbaceous material from exotic plant management, fuel reduction, and general maintenance projects in the parks.
Completion of these pile burn projects will take approximately 2 to 3 days, followed by several days of monitoring and clean-up activities. Smoke from the burn projects is expected to be minimal, but warning signs will be used near project areas where smoke impacts are expected. Park officials urge visitors to drive carefully and watch for fire personnel and vehicles.
More information about these burns may be obtained by contacting Keith Krause, Fuels Specialist, at (970) 529-5062 or Steve Underwood, Fire Management Officer, at (970) 529-5049.
Did You Know?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Arches and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...