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Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-5276 x222
The National Park Service will burn piles of woody debris on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Tuzigoot National Monument, depending on weather conditions.The piles of debris consist of invasive plants removed during hazardous fuels reduction projects south and west of Tavasci Marsh over the past few years.
Fire managers will take advantage of existing clearings to minimize the chance of fire spread and potential spotting from the piles.The piles will be ignited by firefighters and monitored until the piles are completely out.
Monument visitors may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the piles southeast of the Visitor Center. Signs will be posted advising visitors of possible smoke along potentially impacted trails in the area.
For more information on this debris burning project, please contact Matt Guebard, Chief of Resources at 928-649-6195.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 407 national parks and monuments and create close-to-home recreational and cultural opportunities.
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ.For additional information, call 928-634-5564 or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi.