As part of a continuing program to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels and protect communities, the Kaibab National Forest is preparing for this season's prescribed burning program.
The ignition of all burns is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible.
Burns are conducted within a "prescription" that is determined by adequate fuel moisture levels, appropriate air temperatures, wind conditions, and relative humidity levels.
Burns will be implemented, monitored and patrolled to ensure they meet the goals and objectives outlined by managers.
The prescribed burning program extends from the first rains in July until significant precipitation is received, generally in October or November.
Over the next few months, the public may see smoke in various parts of the forest.
The following is a list of prescribed burning projects on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts that may occur this season.
It is possible that the projected total acreage in each area may not be accomplished this year depending on the length of the burning season, weather conditions and smoke impacts.
For information, please Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, at 928-635-5653.