Prescribed Burn Planned for Monte Cristo

Prescribed Burn Planned for Monte Cristo

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A prescribed burn is planned today in the Monte Cristo area of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

The burn originally had been planned for last fall, but was put off because of weather conditions.

The plan calls for eventually burning about two-thousand 600 acres, but initially only about 300 acres is to be burned. The fire will be started from a helicopter in an area about three miles east of Utah 39.

The Forest Service says the burn is intended to improve aspen and mountain-brush regeneration and improve range and wildlife habitat.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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