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Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches National Park

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Date: February 5, 2019
Contact: Michelle Busbee, 435-719-2122

MOAB, UT— Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in Upper Courthouse Wash at Arches National Park beginning the week of February 10. Burns may occur through the end of the month as conditions allow.

The burns are being completed in order to consume existing accumulations of woody and herbaceous material from exotic plant management, fuel reduction, and general maintenance projects in the park.

Completion of these pile burn projects will take approximately 2 to 3 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 may be observed. 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.

For additional information about Southeast Utah Group parks, visit our websites:

Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument

Last updated: February 5, 2019

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