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Controlled Burn of Slash Piles in Open Spaces

Project Overview

Under the direction of the Summit County Fire Warden and qualified foresters, Park City Municipal Corporation performs controlled burns of slash piles in Open Spaces. Burning operations strictly conform to all required county permitting, ideal weather conditions, and air quality regulations to ensure public and resource safety. Piles will be burned to promote hazardous fuel reduction, defensible space creation, and forest health. The area trails will remain open during burning operations whenever possible.

When will pile burning take place?

Because conditions are weather dependent (snow on ground, low wind, etc.), burning is usually scheduled for late fall or early winter. Look for notifications near the scheduled burn day on local media channels, as well as Park City Municipal social media pages. 

Where will it be taking place? 

Work will take place in the City-owned open spaces as specified.

What is controlled burning of slash piles? 

Controlled burning of slash piles is a form of fire mitigation designed to keep forests healthy and prevent dangerous wildfires through safely burning cut vegetation from defensible space/forest health work. 

Who will be performing the work? 

The City uses qualified wildfire professionals and foresters. This year you may see employees from Alpine Forestry. 

Project Contact 

Logan Jones, Trails & Open Space Coordinator | logan.jones@parkcity.org | 435-615-5176