BLM announces fire treatment to enhance the health and resiliency and desired vegetation conditions of lands near Mt. Logan and Mt. Trumbull

BLM announces that the High Meadow prescribed fire treatment will take place 75 miles south of St. George, Utah (between Mt. Logan and Mt. Trumbull along BLM Roads 1044, 1775, 1768). Depending upon conditions, the burns will begin mid April 2024 and last through May 2024 if weather and fuel conditions allow. This prescribed fire treatment will focus on reducing the surface fuels and help maintain the desired vegetation conditions and enhance the overall health and resiliency of the Ponderosa pine stand.

Public safety measures on treatments include conducting treatments only when weather conditions are conducive to safely burning and positioning firefighters on scene to monitor public and resource safety. Smoke emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations. No local road closures are expected but public access may be restricted during ignition to ensure public safety. Please use caution when traveling near the project area. If a member of the public is intending to camp, hunt, or recreate on the Arizona Strip, they are advised to call the BLM public lands information center at 435-688-3200, for information on potential prescribed fires in the area.