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Fire management staff at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve will burn piles of debris consisting of trees and brush from, October 22, 2011 through October 31, 2011. Burning of piles could occur anytime during the above dates. The pile burn location is at the Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Preserve Headquarters. Smoke may be visible from the Richardson Highway.
National Park Service Fire Management staff will be on site managing the burn. The burn piles resulted from a hazardous fuels treatment project that occurred on the property during the summer of 2011.
The primary project goal is to provide a reduced fuel buffer zone on NPS land surrounding the Wrangell St Elias headquarters. The project includes the parking area, administrative, visitor center, and seasonal housing structures.The fuel buffer will provide for public and firefighter safety in the event of a wildland fire.
For additional information please call Wrangell-St. Elias Public Affairs at (907)-822-7223.