No Cause for Concern with Prescribed Burn in Jensen Area

The billowing smoke from a prescribed burn in Jensen had some community members concerned on Wednesday. The burn is being conducted by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands in conjunction with the Division of Wildlife Resources. “It’s a habitat restoration project broken into project parcels on Stewart Lake waterfowl management area,” shares DWR Outreach Manager Tonya Kieffer. “They can only perform the burn during the days and times when there’s no wind so they [burned on Wednesday].” The weather determines the burn days and the wind has not been cooperating, explains Kieffer. “The area closest to Jensen residents was already burned a couple weeks ago, so the smoke may look intimidating but they do have it under control.” Biologists on Wednesday’s burn reported that the burn was a huge success with greater than 90 percent consumption. This completed both units and creates better habitat for future fish and wildlife management.

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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.