National Parks Service Announces Prescribed Burns

Zion National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Kings Mountain Military Park taking preventive fire measures.

This week the National Parks Service (NPS) announced the beginning of prescribed burns in certain national parks. These projects aim to reduce the fire hazard by decreasing the excessive vegetation that could potentially fuel wildfires.

At Zion National Park the burn will occur over twenty-six acres at the South Campground near the main entrance in Springdale, Utah.

At Rocky Mountain National Park the preventive burn will be across a 200-acre area. The project is expected to take several weeks in order to limit smoke production.

At Kings Mountain National Military Park in Blacksburg, South Carolina, the burn projects will include two areas of around 150 acres each. The project is expected to last through the month of May.

NPS warned of traffic delays and smoky conditions during these projects. The prescribed burns are subject to favorable weather conditions and some park roads and trails may be inaccessible during the burn activity.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of the Interior as it stewards national lands.
  • For the National Parks Service as controlled burns are used to prevent wildfires.
  • For safety for officials and visitors during the burn projects.
  • For continued recovery for Americans affected by the wildfire devastation in 2020.

Sources: AP, NPR


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