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Fire management staff at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve will burn piles of woody debris from February 14, 2011 through February 25, 2011. The piles are located at the Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Preserve headquarters near the parking area, administrative buildings, visitor center, and seasonal housing. Fire staff will ignite the piles in the morning and monitor them throughout the day. The material being burned is made up of trees and brush that were removed during the 2010 hazard fuels treatment project around the park headquarters. During the fall of 2010, National Park Service fire management staff thinned vegetation and created defensible space around structures. The defensible space will better provide for firefighter and public safety in the event of a wildfire.
Is your home surrounded by thick boreal forest? Become Firewise and reduce the wildfire risk. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/wrst/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm.
For additional information call Wrangell-St. Elias Public Affairs at (907)-822-7223.