Bureau of Land Management to conduct Pariette Wetlands prescribed fire


Bureau of Land Management

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Green River District

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VERNAL, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vernal Field Office (VFO) plans to implement the Pariette Prescribed Fire in Uintah County during the last week of February through March 31, 2022 (weather pending). The project is located in Uintah County, southwest of Ouray and Pelican Lake.

The BLM Fire program will be looking to burn the western portion of Pariette Wetlands. This will be part of the annual burn schedule consisting of both spring and fall burns. These burns will help to keep the impoundments free of cattails and other vegetation, maintaining 50 percent or more open water for waterfowl. 

We would like to inform the public that during ignition, parts of the wetlands will be closed to the public for safety. Questions about the prescribed burn should be directed to the Fuels Program Manager Jason Porter at 435-781-3434 or jporter@blm.gov.

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.