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    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

Prescribed Burn Postponed at Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Date: January 30, 2014
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 x228

Prescribed Burn Postponed at Walnut Canyon National Monument

 

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA – The National Park Service has postponed a prescribed pile burn that was scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Windy weather conditions preclude burning; the monument may try again next week if weather conditions are favorable.

 

If there are any questions regarding the planned ignitions please contact Chief Ranger, John Portillo at 928-526-3367.

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument is located about 7.5 east of Flagstaff. From Interstate 40, take exit 204 and head south. The Visitor Center is located at the end of this 3 mile road. 

 

Did You Know?

the original Ranger Cabin, constructed in 1904

Walnut Canyon has been protected since 1904, first as part of the San Francisco Mountain Reserve (later Coconino National Forest). Early caretakers lived in a log cabin on the canyon rim. Walnut Canyon National Monument was established in 1915, one year before the National Park Service.