The Zion Fire Management Plan (FMP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act Compliance was completed in 2005. It provides strategies for the management of wildland and prescribed fires, and hazardous fuel reduction while putting its highest priority on protecting life and property. This plan is an update/revision of the park’s 1993 FMP and was finalized with the signing of the FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) by agency officials.
The FMP will expand opportunities for using fire to meet resource objectives under a multi-year treatment schedule, and improve fuel reduction treatments to enhance defensibility around developments, private lands and other resources at risk. The FMP will also improve the management of fire on an ecosystem level by further integrating park lands with adjacent areas, and incorporating the plans, resources and risks associated with other jurisdictions at the private, county, state, regional and federal levels.
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Zion Fire Management Plan 2005