Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches and Canyonlands

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Date: January 22, 2016
Contact: Kevin Moore, 435-719-2120

Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in various locations within Arches and Canyonlands national parks in late January and February as weather conditions allow.

These burns are being completed in order to consume existing accumulations of woody and herbaceous material from exotic plant management and fuel reduction projects in the parks. 

Completion of these pile burn will take approximately two to three days, followed by several days of monitoring and clean-up activities. Smoke from the burn projects is expected to be minimal, but warning signs will be used near project areas where smoke impacts are expected. Park officials urge visitors to drive carefully and watch for fire personnel and vehicles. 

More information about these burns may be obtained by contacting Keith Krause, Fuels Specialist, at (970) 529-5062 or Steve Underwood, Fire Management Officer, at (970) 529-5049. 

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Last updated: January 22, 2016

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