Forest Service to execute prescribed burn through September

The Logan Ranger District marks the areas of the Blacksmith Fork prescribed burns during the month of September.

There will be a prescribed burn in Blacksmith Fork Canyon from now to the end of September, said KJ Pollock spokeswoman for the Logan Ranger District.

The prescribed burn will begin with 771-acres in Unit B, located in the Card Canyon Area, and if all goes well the Forest Service may burn another nearly 2,000 acres in Unit C in the Richard’s Hollow area.

The Blacksmith Fork project area is located in Card Canyon about eight miles east of Logan.

The purpose and need of this project is to regenerate aspen stands and reduce encroaching conifers,” said Pollock. “This prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels and decrease the potential of larger wildfires in the future.”

Smoke could be heavy at times in the surrounding mountains and Cache Valley area during the evening and morning hours.

All roads and trails in the burn area will be closed to the public during the day of the burn and possibly the day after.

Roads affected by the burn include Card Canyon, Cowley Canyon, Herd Canyon, Richard Hollow and Logan Peak Roads. These closures may affect hunters and recreational users.

Pollock said they will have qualified fire personnel on hand to manage the fire until it is completely extinguished.

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