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Protect Yourself from Wildfire and Prescribed Burns Smoke

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2018) – Wildfire smoke is a mixture of small particles, gases and water vapor. The primary health concern is the small particles. These small particles can cause burning eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, headaches and illness (i.e., bronchitis). They can also worsen chronic heart and lung disease (i.e., asthma, emphysema and COPD). Many factors play into a person’s... 

Prescott National Forest Plans Gray Wolf Prescribed Burn

Prescott, AZ (July 4, 2016) – The Prescott National Forest is planning to conduct the Gray Wolf prescribed fire in the area south of AZ Highway 169 and west of AZ Interstate 17 the week of July 5 – July 11  (T13,  R3,  S17). This project will only be implemented if anticipated and needed conditions exist as well as if adequate resources remain available. The Forest recognizes that there... 

Sedona Oak Creek Flooding is Serious Business with Eddie Maddock

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock Sedona AZ (October 16, 2015) – Sedona Mayor and Members of the City Council, as you are probably aware, flooding in Sedona generally originates from two sources: (1) Summer monsoons; (2) Spring flooding resulting from El Nino conditions. If you haven’t had the opportunity to view the two web links included here, time permitting you might find them of... 

Prescribed Burning Near Ponderosa Park

Sedona AZ (October 8, 2015) –Due to current weather conditions, fire managers were unable to complete any prescribed burning this week. Fire managers are planning to continue treatment on the Bradshaw Ranger District on Wednesday, October 14, through Sunday, October 18, in the Prescott Basin pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by the weather over the weekend... 

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Smoke cloud headed toward southeast SedonaSedona AZ (May 23, 2014) – Smoke from the Slide Fire located north of Sedona, Arizona, in Oak Creek Canyon continues to affect several communities in Northern Arizona. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of small particles, gases and water vapor. The primary health concern is the small particles. Not everyone who is exposed to smoke will have health problems.... 

Mingus Mountain Pile Burn Weekend

Forest prescribed burn Sedona AZ (February 26, 2014) – With predicted rain and snow in the forecast, fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to burn Friday, February 28, 2014. If conditions are not favorable on Friday, fire managers may consider burning on Saturday, March 1 and or Sunday, March 2, 2014. Mingus Mountain Piles – Approximately 35 Acres (T15N, R2E,S 34); 4 miles south... 

Prescott National Forest to Burn Wood Piles

Prescott AZ (January 9, 2013) – Prescott National Forest Fire managers are planning to burn wood and debris piles January 10-11, 2013, pending favorable weather conditions. Burning piles of debris left over from thinning projects require an adequate amount of moisture in the surrounding vegetation to help keep fire from creeping. Pile burning typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning. Crews... 

Prescott National Forest Schedules October Prescribed Burns

Prescott  AZ (October 5, 2012) – As part of a continuing program to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels and return fire to the ecosystem, fire managers are preparing for this season’s prescribed fire program on the Prescott National Forest. Pending favorable conditions, the prescribed burns are planned for the week of October 9, 2012. Groom Creek RX (T13N, R2W, S26, 27, 34, 35) –... 

Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan Needs Public Review

Barry Allan, OCWC Executive Director Sedona AZ (July 7, 2012) – The Oak Creek Watershed Council has completed the Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP) draft and received approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to move forward with public review of the document. Funded by a grant from ADEQ and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October 2009,... 

Oak Creek Water Contamination Survey Mailed

Sedona, AZ (February 5, 2012) – The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) announced today that a scientific Social Survey, designed to obtain opinions on human behaviors affecting the water quality of Oak Creek, is being mailed to over 1200 randomly selected residents in the Oak Creek watershed.  The Survey solicits residents’ help in order to discover how best to inform other members of the... 
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