Blacksmith Fork Prescribed Fire Scheduled After Labor Day

Contact(s): KJ Pollock 801-558-8016

Weather permitting, fire managers will conduct a 4900-acre prescribed burn in the Cowley Canyon area, about 8 miles east and southeast Logan. The burn area includes Card Canyon and Richards Hollow, with a generally boundary of Left Hand Fork of Blacksmith Fork on the south and Temple Fork on the north.

In addition to reducing the amount of dead and down vegetation, the goal of this project is regeneration of aspen. A healthy aspen forest provides improved habitat for wildlife, helps prevent soil erosion, and increases resistant to disease and insects.

Prescribed fire is one of several forest management tools used to reduce hazardous fuels and decrease the potential for uncontrolled wildfire and smoke.

Smoke from this prescribed burn will be within Utah’s clean air standards. Bear Lake Valley, Hyrum, Millville and the Providence areas could experience a small amount of smoke for a short duration in the evenings and early mornings. No smoke should affect the community of Logan.

To protect the public and firefighters, roads accessing the burn areas may be closed during the burn. Hunters should plan accordingly for alternate Forest access.

This map shows the Blacksmith Fork Prescribed Fire Burn Units