BLM fire managers plan to conduct slash/debris pile burns 65 miles south of St. George near Mt. Trumbull

ST. GEORGE, Utah—Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are planning to burn slash debris piles located 65 miles south of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull. Depending upon conditions, the burns will begin early November 2021 and last through April 2022 if weather and fuel conditions allow. The burns are intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources.

Prescribed burns must meet strict weather-related and environmental factors prior to ignition. BLM Arizona Strip fire staff will monitor on-site weather and fuel conditions and manage prescribed fire activity, before, during and after ignition operations. Smoke may be present during the length of the project in this remote area. Smoke emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations.

There are no closures anticipated but public access may be restricted during ignition and periods of active fire spread to ensure public safety. Signs will be posted to notify the public. Pile burns will be conducted along County Road 5, north of Crosby Reservoir and south of BLM Road 717. Please use caution when traveling in the area of the project.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Specialist