Ashley National Forest Will Have Prescribed Burn

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.

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Kristin Baldwin

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.