Prescribed Burning Scheduled for March-April on Units of the Desert NWRC
For Immediate ReleaseContact: Dan BalduiniDate: March 12, 2010(702) 515-5480 Prescribed Burning Scheduled for March-April on Units ofThe Desert National Wildlife Refuge ComplexLAS VEGAS - The U.S.... more
Prescribed fires are planned this spring at several southern Nevada National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) to reduce hazardous fuels and enhance wildlife habitat. Updates will be provided to this site as projects are implemented.
Fire management on these NWRs is guided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nevada Fire Management Zone. You can find more information about the Nevada fire management zone, including refuge locations, at: http://www.fws.gov/cno/fire/nevada
Spring Prescribed Fire Projects:
· Pahranagat NWR prescribed fires planned for late-January and mid-February.
· Ash Meadows NWR prescribed fires planned for March and includes a proposed 340 acre broadcast burn.
· Moapa Valley NWR prescribed fires planned for late-March or early-April and will focus primarily on pile burning.
Pahranagat NWR is located approximately 90 miles north of Las Vegas in Lincoln County, Nevada. It's located within the Pacific Flyway and was established to provide habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds.
Ash Meadows NWR is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Amargosa Valley of southern Nye County, Nevada. The NWR includes over 22,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands and alkaline desert and provides habitat for at least 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.
Moapa Valley NWR is located in northeastern Clark County approximately 60 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada. It provides habitat for the endangered Moapa dace, a small fish commonly found throughout the headwaters of the Muddy River system.
Prescribed fire is used as a tool on refuge lands to help reduce hazardous levels of vegetation which can pose a wildfire risk to neighboring communities while providing habitat benefits to wildlife.
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