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Structure Assessments Conducted at Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
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The Saguaro Wildland Fire Module spent two weeks in May 2012 at Bryce Canyon National Park, where they participated in the annual Wildland Fire Module Conference. The conference brought together the National Park Service Wildland Fire Modules from the Intermountain Region parks, Saguaro National Park, Bandelier National Monument, and Zion National Park.
During the conference, the modules performed structure assessments and start working on a major fuels thinning project around the buildings. The opportunity for the modules to work together also provided an opportunity for them to coordinate for conducting assessments and fuels thinning projects for parks in the Intermountain Region.
The structure assessment information they have collected will be available on an internal agency mapping website called “InsideMaps” so fire personnel can look up hazard assessment information when responding to a fire in the area.
Contact: Jason Thivener, Saguaro Wildland Fire Module Leader; or David Brothwell, Bryce Canyon Fuels Specialist
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Phone: (520) 733-5167 or (435) 834-4755