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PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

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Date: March 22, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2013
Release No.: 2013-14
Contact: Christie Vanover, 702-283-2344

PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The Lake Mead National Recreation Area Fire Management Team will conduct two prescribed burns within the next two weeks to restore the landscape to a natural state and to reduce wildfire hazards.

One burn will be implemented in a 5-acre area east of Cottonwood Cove in Arizona. The second burn will be in a 2-acre area near Las Vegas Bay.

The dates of the burns will be dependent on weather conditions, but they will be conducted during the work week when park visitation is at lower levels. Smoke impacts should be minimal, and no closures are required.

If visitors observe burn operations, they should remain 200 feet away. Fire personnel will be on site to monitor the burns.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.