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Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Release Date: 06/03/13
Contacts: Scott Sticha 435-688-3377    

Parashant National Monument Plans Twin Springs Prescribed Burning Operation

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument fire managers are planning to conduct prescribed burning on 623 acres near Mount Dellenbaugh during the first week of June if weather and fuel conditions allow. Preparation, ignition and monitoring of the higher elevation Twin Springs Boundary burn is expected to last three to four days.

The prescribed burn is intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources within the Monument. The managed burning will also restore fire to the fire adapted ecosystem, reducing the density of juniper and brush species, promoting conditions that allow for growth of native grasses and forbs, and increasing native plant diversity.

Prescribed fires must meet certain weather-related and environmental factors prior to ignition. National Park Service fire staff will manage and monitor the prescribed fire activity and smoke may be present for several days in this remote area. Smoke emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations. 

No road closures are anticipated, but public access may be restricted during ignition and periods of active fire spread to ensure safety. Signs will be posted to notify the public. Smoke may be present for several days and could reduce visibility along roads in this remote area. Please use caution when travelling in the area of the fire.

Contact Scott Sticha 435-688-3377 or Todd Bates at 702-293-8837 for more information.

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Last updated: 06-03-2013