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Closure of Wolverton Mountain Trail 9415, April 17-20, 2023, for Thinning Operations

Wolverton Mountain Trail 9415 will be closed to the public starting on Monday, April 17 through Thursday, April 20, 2023.  A contractor on the Jack Pine Mastication project is currently working on the Bradshaw Ranger District and using heavy equipment to thin approximately 525 acres. This project is being implemented under the Bradshaw Vegetation Management Project. The

Thinning Projects

Crooks and Bullseye Fuel Break Project Has Started on the Bradshaw Ranger District

Thursday, April 6, 2023, contract crews began work on the Crooks and Bullseye fuel break projects in the area just south of Palace Station (see map), where 117 acres of hazardous fuels are being cut and stacked creating slash piles for future treatment with prescribed fire. This project is part of the Larger Longfellow Fuels

Prescott National Forest

Blackjack Mastication Project Starting on the Bradshaw Ranger District

Beginning March 30, 2023, and continuing for approximately 3 months, a contractor working on the Bradshaw Ranger District will be using heavy equipment to thin approximately 200 acres of the Blackjack Mastication Project.  This project is being implemented under the Bradshaw Vegetation Management Project located on national forest lands northwest of Prescott in the Iron

Prescribed Burns

Pile Burning Planned on Mingus Mountain – Prescott National Forest

Fire Managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to take advantage of the moisture received and burn 90 acres of piles on Tuesday, February 28, through Friday, March 3, 2023.  Piles are located on Forest Service Road 104 near the Hang Glider Launch site (T15N, R2E, Sec2, 4), and Forest Service Road 106 near the Woodchute

Prescribed Burns

Pile Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin on the Bradshaw Ranger District

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of the moisture received and burn debris piles near Lynx Lake and in the Walker Road area.  Ignitions are planned to start on Thursday November 10, 2022, and continue through Wednesday November 23, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow. Fire managers expect smoke impacts to

Prescribed Burns

Pile Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin on the Bradshaw RD near Goldwater Lake

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of moisture received and burn piles of debris near Goldwater Lake south of Prescott.  Ignitions are planned to start on Friday November 4, 2022, and continue through Monday, November 7, 2022, as favorable weather conditions allow. Fire managers expect smoke impacts to be light

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