2018 Fire Restrictions

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2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Apr 18 2018 10:47 am

[ Updated Mon 2018-07-16 ]
All land managed by the 6 national forests in Arizona are open and have no fire restrictions.
The only exceptions are temporary local closures due to weather or recent burn areas. As always check with the proper agency before you go.

Please note that each land management agency defines restrictions somewhat differently, and one agency may have restrictions while another a few miles away may not. It is our responsibility to know where we are, which agency manages the land we are on, and what restrictions that agency has in place. It can be very confusing.

A good overview is this website: https://firerestrictions.us/az/
Though I recommend visiting the website or social media site of the agency where you will be visiting.

Announced or in effect now:

Tonto National Forest
ALL AREAS OPEN: No Restrictions
Effective Wednesday, July 13 - https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/ne ... EPRD586727
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/ne ... EPRD587089
Previously:
Effective Wednesday, May 23 - 2 large areas closed - https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 581181.pdf
Effective Wednesday, April 18 - https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/ne ... EPRD576665


Coconino National Forest
ALL AREAS OPEN! NO RESTRICTIONS!
Effective Wednesday, July 11 - https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino ... EPRD586542
Previously:
Effective May, 23: - Area Closures Implemented https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino ... EPRD580817
Effective Friday, April 27: - Stage II Restrictions https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino ... EPRD577593


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
All restrictions and closures lifted effective 7/16/18.
Previously:
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in remaining open areas forest-wide
(No campfires, no smoking)
Effective Monday, April 23
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/new ... EPRD577026

Prescott National Forest
All restrictions lifted effective 7/13/18
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott ... EPRD586857
Previously:
Partial Bradshaw Ranger District CLOSURE Begins Jun 1st
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in remaining open areas forest-wide
(No campfires, no smoking, and no target shooting)
Effective Friday, April 20

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott ... EPRD576679

Coronado National Forest
No Restrictions effective 7/13/18
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coronado ... EPRD586953
Previously: Effective Tuesday, May 1
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coronado ... EPRD577586

Kaibab National Forest
No Restrictions effective 7/16/18
Effective July 11 - Bill Williams Mountain now OPEN.
No Fire Restrictions on Williams and Tusayan Districts
Effective July 18, Restrictions lifted on the North Kaibab District
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/kaibab/n ... EPRD587249
Previously:
Effective Friday, May 11: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/a ... ?aid=46421
Effective Friday, June 8: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/kaibab/n ... EPRD582675

Official Websites:
Tonto NF
https://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto
https://twitter.com/TontoForest
https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/

Coconino NF
https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino
https://twitter.com/CoconinoNF
https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoNF

Apache-Sitgreaves NF
https://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
https://twitter.com/A_SNFs
https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs

Prescott NF
https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
https://twitter.com/PrescottNF
https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF

Coronado NF
https://www.fs.usda.gov/coronado
https://twitter.com/CoronadoNF
https://www.facebook.com/CoronadoNF/

Kaibab NF
https://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab
https://twitter.com/KaibabNF
https://www.facebook.com/KaibabNF

BLM
https://blm.gov/arizona
https://twitter.com/BLMAZFire
https://facebook.com/BLMArizona
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Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 12 2018 11:11 am

@kelly14
Thanks. Coronado too. Now it's only Apache-Sitgreaves that hasn't announced anything.
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Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by ljcygnet » Jul 13 2018 6:23 am

TNF removed fire restrictions yesterday.

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Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by DixieFlyer » Jul 13 2018 11:02 am

It looks like the WMAT is still evaluating whether or not to open up their closure areas:

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Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by DbleDutch » Jul 15 2018 9:37 pm

chumley wrote:Now it's only Apache-Sitgreaves that hasn't announced anything.
Closure remains in effect for the A-S south of 260 along the Rim. All roads and access points from the Rim to Heber remained barricaded this weekend.
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Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by chumley » Jul 16 2018 6:47 pm

And finally... the two remaining holdouts: all of Apache-Sitgreaves and the North Kaibab district too. Effective today.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/new ... EPRD587439
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Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Post by ssk44 » Jul 17 2018 1:07 pm

White Mountain Apache Tribe lifted their extensive closures effective today. :y:
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