Environment

Snapped: Prescribed burn used to clear up 110 acres of Ponderosa Pine understory in Southern Utah

UTAH — The U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Division have been carrying out multiple prescribed burns across the state, with the most recent taking place on May 4, in the Dixie National Forest at Park Ridge, in which 110 acres of ground vegetation was burned into order to decrease the risk of high-intensity wildfires in the area.

Image from prescribed burn at Park Ridge in the Dixie National Forest.
Image from the prescribed burn at Park Ridge in the Dixie National Forest. Photo: Courtesy of Utah Wildfire Info.
Image from prescribed burn at Park Ridge in the Dixie National Forest.
Image from the prescribed burn at Park Ridge in the Dixie National Forest. Photo: Courtesy of Utah Wildfire Info.
Image from prescribed burn at Park Ridge in the Dixie National Forest.
Image from the prescribed burn at Park Ridge in the Dixie National Forest. Photo: Courtesy of Utah Wildfire Info.

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