Wildland Fire

Fire Restrictions

Cedar Breaks National Monument implements fire restrictions when necessary to protect the public, natural and scenic values and the environment. Fire restrictions are implemented in stages depending on current conditions. The park's current fire restrictions are listed on the Current Conditions page. Restrictions are issued by the park superintendent and are legally binding under the authority of Title 54 USC Section 100751(a), and Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7.


Prescribed Fire

Prescribed fire is a management tool in which under certain conditions (wind speed, direction, relative humidity, fuel moisture, etc.) fire is reintroduced into an area in which fire has, historically, been suppressed. Science has proven that many of these areas actually require periodic fire to maintain them in a healthy state. For instance, some trees' seeds are dependent on the high temperatures generated by fire to release their seeds. These areas are called fire dependent ecosystems.

The park conducts prescribed burns through small "pile burning" during winter months when there is sufficient snowfall to protect the park and surrounding resources. In order to avoid a catastrophic fire and return the area to it’s natural state; prescribed fires are conducted when conditions are favorable. Whenever the park conducts prescirbed burns, news releases, social media posts, and community notices are distributed.


Last updated: June 16, 2023

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Cedar Breaks National Monument: Administrative Office
2460 West Highway 56 Suite #6

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 986-7120

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