AZ PRESCRIBED FIRES | Coconino NF | Restoration Projects

The following projects have either taken place or are scheduled in the future, weather dependent.

PURPOSE

The purpose of prescribed fires is to restore the forests that are in a fire-adapted ecosystems which need frequent low-intensity fire to remove accumulated smaller fuels and recycle nutrients back into their soils to promote health vegetation and wildlife habitat.

No machine can take its place.

When there is a healthy forest, firefighters and communities in fire prone areas can be reassured it is much safer.

FIRE PROJECTS

  • Mountaire Project:  Scheduled for April 15, 2015. 550 acres.  Along S side of Lake Mary Rd to 1-2 miles E of Pulliam Airport. Smoke visible in Flagstaff.
  • Rocky Project:   Scheduled for April 16 or 17, 2015. 385 acres.  Near Luke Mtn and 7 miles S of Munds Park, East side of I-17.
  • Mormon Lake Project:  Scheduled for April 21, 2015.  1,000 acres.  W of Village of Mormon Lake and N of Forest Rd 219.
  • Upper Beaver Creek Burn #1: Scheduled for April 21 or April 22, 2015, weather permitted.  1,000 acres.  1 mi SW of Stoneman Lk, along NW end of Forest Rd 213.
  • Upper Beaver Creek Burn #2:  Scheduled for April 21 – April 24, 2015. 1,064 acres. Happy Jack area. Located 38 miles S of Flagstaff.

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