The Richfield Ranger District on the Fishlake National Forest conducted a prescribed fire project in late June on Monroe Mountain. The project is a continuation of similar prescribed fires that have been implemented as part of the Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystem Restoration Project.
The purpose of this prescribed fire is to help restore aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain by reducing conifer competition and stimulate new aspen sprouting across the landscape. Additionally, through the use of prescribed burning, hazardous fuel accumulations will be reduced, which in turn reduces the risk to life, property and natural resources, while promoting aspen regeneration.
The total completed acres on the project is 2,529. Project managers do not anticipate additional growth.
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00 PM MDT
Manning Creek drainage, Monroe Mtn, 23 miles south of Richfield, UT
Prescribed Burn On Approx. 2,220-4,000 Acres To Help Restore Aspen Ecosystem
John Zapell Phone: 435 896-1070 Hours: M-F 0800-1600
Fire Unit Information
Fishlake National Forest U.S. Forest Service 115 East 900 North Richfield, UT 84701