Kaibab National Forest Flying J Pile Burning Project 2018
Close-up of flames from a burning slash pile.
Slash piles are the result of forest restoration efforts, and the goal of burning them is to further reduce fuels that could feed high-intensity wildfire. Winter is typically an ideal time to burn piles because the snow surrounding them prevents fire from creeping outside of desired treatment boundaries.
Tusayan district, Kaibab National Forest. 12-3-18. 20181203-FS-KAIBAB-LSC-0478. Photo by Lance Cheung. Credit the USDA.