BLM prescribed burning planned in the Hualapai Mountains


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Colorado River District Office

Media Contact:

Valerie Gohlke, Public Affairs Specialist

KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with the Pine Lake Fire Department, Mohave County Parks Department and Mohave County Department of Risk and Emergency Management, will conduct prescribed burning near the community of Pine Lake as well as inside Hualapai Mountain Park, starting in early December and continuing through early February, as weather and fuel conditions allow.

Burning may occur multiple times to eliminate piles of vegetation accumulated during thinning treatments in and around Hualapai Mountain Park. The removal of overgrown vegetation helps reduce the threat and spread of wildfires.

To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather conditions are conducive to burning. Impacts from smoke will be monitored and are expected to be minimal.

Access to the burned areas may be temporarily restricted to provide for public safety.

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.