As weather permits, the Flaming Gorge Vernal Ranger District will be implementing prescribed fires in April, May, and possibly June. The burns will be on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains mostly within Ponderosa Pine stands because they are more prone to frequent fire. Mature Ponderosa Pine have a thick bark that allows them to survive, in fact thrive, with frequent surface fire. Unfortunately, when there is not frequent fires there becomes a build up of fuel that can result in high-intensity, very severe wildfires that leads to death among the pines. These prescribed burns will help manage wildfires and create healthier, more resilient forests. When the burning happens it may be seen from Highway 44 or Highway 191. If that is the case there will be signs to inform those that are travelling in the area.