Prescribed fire planned for public lands on the Arizona Strip

ST. GEORGE, Utah—To decrease the risk of future wildfires and protect cultural and natural resources, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arizona Strip District is planning to burn slash debris located 75 miles south of St. George, Utah near Twin Point. Depending upon conditions, the burns will begin mid March 2024 and last through April 2024 if weather and fuel conditions allow.  

The Twin Points slash/debris treatment will take place along the BLM 1019 Road, south of Oak Grove Cabin and west of Mt. Dellenbaugh. This prescribed fire treatment will focus on reducing slash that was previously cut and scattered as part of a vegetation reduction treatment focusing on encroaching pinyon-juniper trees. Thinning and burning juniper helps open and improve wildlife corridors and helps to lessen the intensity of unplanned wildfires and their impacts.

To ensure public safety, BLM firefighters will conduct the treatment only when weather conditions are conducive to safely burn. They will remain on scene to monitor public and resource safety.

Visitors to this region of the Arizona Strip may see some light smoke during the burn operation. 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. Signs will be posted to notify the public. 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.

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