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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Birch Creek Pile to be Burned

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Date: August 22, 2011
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583

Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn piles of debris consisting of trees and brush in the vicinity of the new Birch Creek Cabin beginning Monday, August 22, continuing through Thursday, August 25, conditions permitting.

The cabin is located along Birch Creek, approximately 31.5 miles northwest of Kantishna and 16.5 miles southeast from Minchumina. Smoke may be visible from the surrounding area and from aircraft. NPS Fire Management staff will be monitoring the burn on site, which is expected to last three to four days.
The material being burned is natural debris resulting from hazard fuel reduction treatment (fire protection) around the structure in 2008.
Additional park information can be obtained by calling (907) 683-9532 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily or on the web.

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Did You Know?

scenic image of a green plain bisected by a thin river, mountains and clouds in the distance

Cold temperatures limit trees from growing at high elevation in Denali. Warmer temperatures, however, have led to woody vegetation growing at ever-higher elevations. Treeline changes are a conspicuous sign of climate change.