Hunter Mountain Approved for Prescribed Fire and Ecosystem Study

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Date: October 14, 2013

The National Park Service (NPS) has completed environmental analysis and has selected an alternative to implement a 50-acre prescribed fire and associated ecosystem study in the Hunter Mountain area of Death Valley National Park (Park).

The prescribed fire and ecosystem study, tiered from Death Valley National Park's approved Fire Management Plan, will protect historic resources while enabling the Park to proceed in an informed way toward its goal of using prescribed fire to return fire to native ecosystems.

After conducting an environmental planning process that incorporated input from the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, state and federal agencies, and the public, the NPS has concluded that its selected alternative will not result in a significant impact to the human environment or to park resources.The NPS Finding of No Significant Impact documenting this decision is available for download at

For more information about this document or planning process, contact Park Environmental Protection Specialist Mike Cipra at 760-786-3227.


Last updated: February 28, 2015

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