Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed fire south of Fredonia, AZ

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are planning to use prescribed fire to burn cut vegetation and slash debris in an area located 30 miles south of Fredonia, Arizona in the Kanab Creek drainage.  Prescribed burning will begin early March 2021 and last through late March 2021, if weather and vegetation conditions allow, in accordance with the prescribed fire burn plan. The thinning, cutting, and burning of vegetation are intended to enhance wildlife habitat as well as protect cultural and natural resources. 
 
Prescribed fires must meet strict weather-related and environmental factors prior to ignition. BLM Arizona Strip fire personnel 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. Please use caution when traveling in the prescribed fire area. For more information about the project contact Corey Wood at c8wood@blm.gov or 435-680-3651. 

The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Arizona Strip District Office

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Rachel T. Carnahan, Public Affairs Specialist
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