Ford Ridge prescribed burns planned for this winter in Carbon County

PRICE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct a prescribed burn of slash piles on approximately 60 acres of public lands in the Ford Ridge area approximately 17 miles north of Price, UT and west of U.S. Highway 6. Burn operations will take place over the next few months as the project area receives suitable snowfall.  Slash-burning is a form of fire mitigation designed to keep public lands healthy and productive by safely burning brush and tree debris to reduce wildfire risk for adjacent communities and enhance wildlife habitat.

BLM fire and fuel specialists will carefully review and monitor weather and burn conditions to help ensure successful and safe operations as well as good smoke dispersion.  Smoke and flames may be visible from adjacent highways or in local communities.  Light smoke may remain visible from the surrounding area for several days after the burn occurs.

Prescribed burns will be posted on Local radio stations will be notified the day before burning begins.

For more information about prescribed burning or fire prevention, please contact Jason Kirks at the Canyon Country District Office (435) 259-2100.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 to ask a question or leave a message.  The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and responses are provided during normal business hours.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.


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