Denali National Park to Burn Debris Pile
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
Contact: Maureen McLaughlin, (907) 733-9103
Fire management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn a large pile of debris consisting of brush, trees and branches on Monday, April 4, 2011, if weather permits. Ignition of the pile will occur in the morning. The pile is located just east of McKinley Airstrip, and just west of the northern most loop of Riley Creek Campground within Denali National Park. The smoke may be visible from aircraft in the area and from the Denali Park Road and the George Parks Highway. Park staff will be monitoring the burn until it is declared out. The burn is expected to last 3 to 5 days.
For additional information call park headquarters at (907) 683-2294 from 8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Did You Know?
Denali's Artist-in-Residence program continues a long tradition of parks inspiring art. Artists spend 10 days in the park, and later donate a piece of artwork to the park that reflects their experience during the residency.