Coronado National Forest to conduct prescribed burns

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Starting in October, the Coronado National Forest will conduct pile and broadcast burns across the forest.

The burns will likely take place in early spring.

Pile burns are a follow-up treatment to small three thinning process. Tree thinning and pile burns help the forest in the following ways:

  • Reducing forest growth and post-harvest splash
  • Providing forage opportunities for game
  • Recycling nutrients back into the soil
  • Promoting the growth of fire-developed and native vegetations

Broadcast burns are the final step in large landscape treatment. They reduce the risk of catastrophic fires that can threaten people or property.