The Fishlake National Forest – Richfield Ranger District has successfully and safely accomplished 10,442 acres on the South Monroe Prescribed Fire Project this fall. With significant precipitation entering the area overnight, crews have pulled all equipment and signs off the hill.
Yesterday, the project received increased winds up to 30 mph, allowing the fire to make a run across the east side of Langdon Mountain and east of Barney Lake. Ground crews and aircraft kept everything within project boundaries.
The Fishlake National Forest would like to thank the public, nearby residents, our partners, and neighboring agencies for their support during the South Monroe Prescribed Fire Project, over the past 16 days. Prescribed fires like this are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. Prescribed fires mimic natural fires by reducing accumulations of hazard fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. This prescribed fire was designed to help mitigate risk of high-severity wildfire, provide community protection and promote watershed and forest health.