Forest service planning burn near Beaver Mountain

The Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forests fire and fuels organizations are planning to burn one large pile of logging debris the week of April 4-11. The slash pile was left over from a timber sale.Logan District spokesperson Kathy Jo Pollock says the pile is located at approximately three miles southeast of the turnoff to the Beaver Mountain Ski Resort in the Horse Lake area of Logan Canyon. Pollock says the recent precipitation will help prevent fire from spreading to vegetation outside the pie area. Fire personnel will monitor the pile burn to ensure objectives are met. Smoke may be visible from Highway 89 between Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and the Bear Lake overlook. Pollock says thinning and pile burning are part of an ongoing effort to improve forest health, reduce fire hazard and protect communities.She says burning the pile returns important nutrients to the soil, completing fire’s regenerative cycle. For more information, call (801) 558-8016.

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