Park officials announced in a Nov. 4 press release that there are plans to burn piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash at Arches National Park beginning the week of Nov.11.

The press release advised that burns may occur throughout November, December, and January as conditions allow.

The burns are being completed in order to consume existing accumulations of woody and herbaceous material from exotic plant management, fuel reduction, and general maintenance projects in the park.

Completion of these pile burn projects will take approximately two to three days, followed by several days of monitoring and clean-up activities. Smoke from the burn projects is expected to be minimal, but warning signs will be used near project areas where smoke may be observed. Park officials urge visitors to drive carefully and watch for fire personnel and vehicles.

More information about these burns may be obtained by contacting Keith Krause, Fire

Management Officer (FMO), at 970-529-5062.