Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon
April 15, 2015
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment for the Shoshone Rx during the week of April 27 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
The Shoshone Point Rx is within the developed area on the South Rim, is 1,035 acres in size and comprised primarily of pinon juniper and ponderosa pine. Objectives specific to the Shoshone Rx include improving the defensible space in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) within the South Rim developed area.
Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, res...