KINGMAN – The Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District will conduct prescribed burning near the communities of Atherton Acres, Pine Lake, Hualapai Mountain Park, Getz Peak, and Potato Patch communication sites, as well as BLM’s Wild Cow Springs Campground.
Prescribed burning operations are planned between November and March, as weather and fuel conditions allow. Prescribed fire planning and project implementation has occurred in cooperation with Pinion Pine Fire District, Pine Lake Fire District, Mohave County Parks Department, as well as Mohave County Risk and Emergency Management.
Burning may occur multiple times between November and March, to eliminate piles of vegetation cut and accumulated during thinning treatments and fuel break maintenance in and around Hualapai Mountain communities, recreation sites, and communication infrastructure.
The removal of overgrown vegetation helps reduce the threat and spread of wildfires, in addition to improving forest health, and wildlife habitat.
To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, BLM fire management personnel will ignite the piles when weather conditions are conducive to burning. Impacts from smoke will be monitored and are expected to be minimal.
Access to the burned areas may be temporarily restricted to provide for public safety.