BLM prescribed burning planned in the Hualapai Mountains
KINGMAN, Ariz. – Fire managers from the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District, in cooperation with Pinion Pine Fire District, Pine Lake Fire District, Mohave County Parks Department and Risk and Emergency Management, will conduct prescribed burning near the communities of Atherton Acres and Pine Lake, Hualapai Mountain Park, Hayden and Getz Peak communication sites, and BLM’s Wild Cow Springs Campground between November 2023 and March 2024, as weather and fuel conditions allow.
Burning may occur multiple times during this time to eliminate piles of vegetation accumulated during thinning treatments and fuel break maintenance in and around Atherton Acres, Pine Lake, Hualapai Mountain Park, nearby communication sites, and Wild Cow Springs Campground. The removal of overgrown vegetation helps reduce the threat and spread of wildfires and improves forest health.
To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather conditions are conducive to burning. Area residents and visitors may see some light smoke during burn operations. Access to the burn areas may be temporarily restricted to provide for public safety.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 provided funding for this prescribed burn. The legislation funds fuel treatments to help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and benefit neighboring communities.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.