North Slope (Piles) Prescribed Fire

Agency: U.S. Forest Service, Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District

Contact Information: Kent Chappell, 435-425-9578, or Shane Bowling, 435-425-9504, [email protected]

Planned Date: February 2021

Location: North Slope of Boulder Mountain, in Wayne county, approximately 1-2 miles south of Teasdale, Utah. Located on U.S. Forest Service Lands, along Forest Road 1243 and the Forest Administration Road 1328.

Legal Description: Unit 1: Township 30 South, Range 5 East, Section 7. Unit 2: Township 30 South, Range 4 East, Section 12. Unit 3: Township 29 South, Range 4 East, Sections 19, 29, and 30.

Lat/Long: N 38o 12’ 46.9368”, W -111o 24’ 34.2504” and N 38o 16’ 2.8524”, W -111o 30’ 29.7972”

Planned Actions: The U.S. Forest Service – Fishlake National Forest, plans to burn approximately 130 acres of hand piles along the North Slope of Boulder Mountain in the coming days. Fuels management personnel will be targeting available piles of cut pinyon-juniper trees. These piles were the outcome of previous mechanical thinning and cutting projects, to reduce the threat of wildfire hazards to nearby communities.

This installment of pile burning is part of the ongoing Teasdale Front Fuels Project. Fremont River Ranger District will burn the piles of wood debris (slash) when adequate weather and snow is present to prevent fire spread and will continue when conditions allow. Personnel will utilize drip torches, to burn the piles. Burning will only occur when weather conditions comply with the Utah Smoke Management Plan.

The overall purpose of treating this area, which lies adjacent to a band of previously treated and/or burned National Forest System lands, is to provide entry points aiding fire personnel in fire management efforts; improve ponderosa pine community health and resilience; and encourage frequent low severity fire behavior in and around the project area.

Teasdale Front Map of Units 1-2
Teasdale Front Map of Unit 3

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