​Pile Burning Planned South of Green River, Utah


Press Release

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Canyon Country Fire Zone will be conducting prescribed fire pile burns on public lands along the San Rafael River south of the town of Green River, Utah. Burning is planned for Monday Feb. 6, 2017 and is only expected to take a day or two to complete. The material to be burned is primarily tamarisk that was cut and piled as part of a project to improve fisheries habitat and riparian conditions along this stretch of the San Rafael River.   

Fire personnel from the Canyon Country Fire Zone will conduct the burns and monitor fire conditions, to ensure implementation occurs under favorable weather and vegetation conditions. Smoke may be visible from adjacent highways or in local communities. Smoke from prescribed burns generally lifts and dissipates during the warmest part of the day, but can linger over burn areas and in drainages as temperatures drop during the evening hours.

Information about prescribed burns can be found on www.UtahFireInfo.gov.  

For further information on prescribed burning or fire prevention programs, please contact Chris Asbjorn at (435) 259-2184.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


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