Ashley National Forest Prescribed Burn Near Flaming Gorge Dam

A prescribed burn is going as planned near Flaming Gorge Dam. Ashley National Forest provided an overview of the prescribed fire on Monday explaining that the fire was implemented in the Flaming Gorge Vernal Ranger District on the Ashley National Forest over the weekend. “Over 4100 acres were burned and 60 fire personnel from the Ashley National Forest and neighboring forests were assigned to the fire,” shares the Ashley National Forest. “The fire crews have been preparing for the prescribed burn for over a month by building fire line and conducting back burns to keep the fire within the outlined perimeter...The targeted fuels treatment was conducted in ponderosa pine stands to reduce fuel build up in case a wildland fire should occur. ”  Prescribed burns are considered an effective way to reduce severity of forest fires and allow more plant and wildlife to flourish.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.