Bradshaw Ranger District

Prescott National Forest

Fish Consumption Advisory for Horsethief Basin Lake

Warning for Horsethief Basin Lake located on the Bradshaw Ranger District.  There has been a fish consumption advisory in place since January of 2021 and now the waterbody is being listed as impaired. The EPA will add Horsethief Basin as impaired by methylmercury in fish tissue to Arizona’s 2020-2022 List of Impaired Waters under Clean

Proposed Fees

Proposed Changes to Recreation Fees Identified by the Prescott National Forest

Photo:  White Spar Campground The Prescott National Forest is proposing to charge new and increased fees at nine developed recreation sites. Many day-use sites, overnight camping sites, and other recreation sites are managed without user fees currently on the forest. The Prescott National Forest Pass and the full suite of interagency passes will be honored at these new Forest Service day-use

Prescott National Forest

Sierra Prieta Mechanical Thinning Operations Starting

Beginning this week and continuing for approximately 3 months, a contractor working on the Bradshaw Ranger District will be using heavy equipment to thin approximately 500 acres of the Sierra Prieta mastication project.  This project is being implemented under the Bradshaw Vegetation Management Project.  The project area is located on national forest lands south of

Prescott National Forest

Pile Burning Continues in the Prescott Basin as Weather and Fuels Conditions Allow

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District will continue to burn debris piles near Walker, Ponderosa Park/White Spar, Copper Basin, Lynx Lake, Thumb Butte and Granite Basin.  Ignitions are planned to start on Monday, March 7, 2022, and continue through Friday, April 1, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow.  Fire managers expect smoke impacts to

Wildfires

Yankee Doodle Fire Near Palace Station – 90% Contained

Firefighters continue to make progress on the 7-acre Yankee Doodle Fire which is 90% contained.  The Yankee Doodle Fire was reported on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, on the Bradshaw Ranger District.  The fire is approximately 12 miles south of Prescott near Palace Station (T12N, R1W, Sec 18).  Today firefighters will continue to secure and mop-up

Prescott National Forest

Pile Burning Continues in the Prescott Basin on the Bradshaw RD

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District will continue to burn debris piles near Walker, Ponderosa Park/White Spar, Copper Basin, Lynx Lake and Thumb Butte.  Ignitions are planned to start on Monday, January 31, 2022, and continue through Monday, February 28, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow.  Fire managers expect smoke impacts to be light

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