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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Denali Park to Burn Debris Piles near Moose Creek and Thorofare Cabins

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Date: August 15, 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 Moose Creek and Thorofare patrol cabins beginning Saturday, August 13, continuing through Wednesday, August 17, conditions permitting.

The Moose Creek Cabin is located approximately 11 miles east of Kantishna and 3 miles north of the Denali Park Road. The Thorofare Cabin is located approximately one half mile south of the park road, southwest of the Mile 70 gravel pit.

Smoke may be visible from the surrounding area and from aircraft. NPS Fire Management staff will be monitoring the burns on site. Each burn is expected to last three to four days. The material being burned is natural debris resulting from hazard fuel reduction treatment (fire protection) around structures, brushing along the park road and from various maintenance projects around the park.

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 at www.nps.gov/dena. Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes..

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.