BLM prescribed burning planned in the Hualapai Mountains
KINGMAN, Ariz. – Fire personnel from the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District, in cooperation with the Pine Lake Fire District, Mohave County Parks Department and Mohave County Department of Risk and Emergency Management, will conduct prescribed burning near the community of Pine Lake in Hualapai Mountain Park and at Getz Peak and Potato Patch communication sites and BLM’s Wild Cow Springs Campground between November and March, as weather and fuel conditions allow.
Burning may occur multiple times during this period to eliminate piles of vegetation accumulated during thinning treatments in and around Hualapai Mountain Park, nearby communication sites, and Wild Cow Springs Campground. 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.