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Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by oldmanonthetrail » Feb 08 2016 1:27 pm

http://firerestrictions.us/az/#
I would like to use a "nomad" type wood stove stove on my thru hike as much as possible.
With the understanding that restrictions can change daily ..... Is this map saying the only restriction currently in effect is a burn ban in Maricopa county ? And if so ,is it a likelihood they will stay that way til May?
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Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by JoelHazelton » Feb 08 2016 1:38 pm

That fire restriction is only for Maricopa Parks. The bottom of the article even tells which specific parks. As far as I know, there aren't currently any restrictions on National Forest land in AZ. However, it's safe to assume there's a good chance fire restrictions will start to be implemented across the state in mid-May, depending on the weather.
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Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by joebartels » Feb 08 2016 1:43 pm

Various forests historically put restrictions in place a week or so before memorial day, not always.

On the HAZ Forum homepage all the forests are listed in the left column. At least on a desktop anyhow. Each news feed has a clickable link to the associated forest at the top.

currently...
Apache & Sitgreaves is linking to http://firerestrictions.us/az/ ( AZT doesn't cross, was wonder where .us link came from )
Coconino has several areas under restrictions. Elden/Dry Hills Lakes area may be in the AZT path, I didn't look in depth.
Kaibab - no restrictions
Tonto - click yourself
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Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by chumley » Feb 08 2016 1:44 pm

Fire restrictions in Arizona tend to go into effect at the same time (or similar times) as state and federal agencies often coordinate. Sometimes the desert elevations will have restrictions several weeks ahead of mountain elevations.

There are generally never restrictions anywhere in Arizona until mid-April, and more commonly not until mid-May. In unusually wet springs it could be June. [Note that some areas have permanent fire bans, including areas around Flagstaff, and Grand Canyon National Park]

Snowpack and spring storms are the primary driver of restrictions, but fires in other states that deplete available resources for fighting fires here can also trigger restrictions even if it's not a tinderbox here.

With very, very few exceptions, once restrictions are put in place in the spring, they will remain so until monsoon rains arrive later in the summer.

Restrictions will generally go into effect on a Friday, and are typically announced earlier in the same week, allowing officials a few days to post all the necessary signage. Most trailheads with info boards will have the restrictions posted when they are in effect.
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Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by wha » Feb 08 2016 5:35 pm

joe bartels wrote:On the HAZ Forum homepage all the forests are listed in the left column. At least on a desktop anyhow.
All except Coronado.

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Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by joebartels » Feb 08 2016 6:14 pm

@w h a multiple state forests now included, thx!
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Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Post by The_Dude » Feb 10 2016 12:17 pm

Fires are not allowed within the Saguaro NP in the Rincons, except for at the Manning Camp campground.

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