Prescribed burning planned

Fire managers with Grand Canyon National Park and the Kaibab National Forest plan these prescribed burns in the coming weeks.

Range Prescribed Fire, Grand Canyon National Park North Rim: This unit is 2,300 acres about a mile and a half north of the North Rim campground, covering east to Highway 67 and west to W1a Road.

The unit is mixed conifer with some aspen and ponderosa pine. It has seen little fire in recent years with about two thirds being a first-entry burn.

Holy Hollow Prescribed Fire, North Kaibab Ranger District: This project is 2,100 acres located near Big Saddle Cabin southwest of Dry Park. Snowfall has delayed this project.

Pile burning, Forest Road 22 Corridor, North Kaibab Ranger District: Because the piles are away from developed areas, smoke impacts are expected to be minimal.

Airport Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project, Tusayan Ranger District: This project is 3,059 acres a mile west of State Route 64 and a quarter of a mile south of Tusayan. Treatment includes non-commercial tree felling and prescribed burning.

The Airport project is a continuation of the district's wildland-urban interface (WUI) planning process with another phase open for public comment through Dec. 10.

Review the document at www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/projects or get a copy from the Tusyaan Ranger District, either in person, by calling 928-635-8232 or sending an e-mail to hmcrae@fs.fed.us.

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