Black Mesa Slash Piles (Prescribed Fire)
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Black Mesa Ranger District (BMRD) plans to burn piles along the eastern boundary of the Slim Fire area from 2017. The piles are along Forest Roads 170G, 172F, and 172C approximately 3 miles north of Forest Lakes. This pile burn is a follow up to previous slash created from the Slim Fire. If conditions allow, the BMRD will also be burning piles within portions of the Fulton Timber Sale-Unit 4 along Forest Road 171. This pile burn will be implemented to reduce slash on the ground created by logging operations. Ignitions will occur if weather permits starting February 22, and will run through March 2. Smoke will most likely be seen from Forest Lakes, along State Highway 260, and the Young Highway 151.