The map below will be housed here temporarily to allow ease of access for various entities interested in addressing fire concerns in Mill and Pack Creeks. This map has been prepared by Kara Dohrenwend of Rim to Rim Restoration for the City of Moab and other interested entities to aid in discussion about areas of high fuel load concern along the creeks. It is a draft map at this time. It will be updated as planning time allows and can be expanded. As of June 13, 2018 at noon, this is a map from memory and it will be updated and refined after some field work and input from others, it is likely missing some elements. When it is updated, the date and time of the update will be noted here.
Zoom in and out with the + and - buttons and scroll with the side bar. The pink polygons represent approximate boundaries of areas with high fuel loads in locations in close proximity to homes or other structures OR locations with high public use and access and high fuel loads. The green polygons represent approximate boundaries of areas with fuel loads concerns but where density is lower OR the fuel is farther from structures.
Click on each polygon to see a pop up with information about the polygon including the following:
LAND OWNERSHIP public, private or both
ACCESS if there is public access is it high use or not
FUEL DENSITY as of June 12, 2018 this is from memory of 15 years working
on olive removal and knowing the sites well. Dense grass
grass areas are in this section as a note.
PROXIMITY TO HOUSING location near houses/other buildings/campgrounds/ sheds
ADJACENT FUELS information about the areas adjacent to these polygons.
Areas not noted as highlighted polygons are mostly areas where ladder fuel loads have been removed over the past 15 years. Ladder fuels are those woody and substantial fuels that reach from the ground into tree canopies and can quickly add intensity to a fire. Low fuels such as grasses will burn rapidly but often not ignite larger trees when ladder fuels are not present. It is important to note, in these high temperature and low humidity conditions it may not be necessary to have ladder fuels in place for a fire to catch hold and expand. So areas with no polygon notation should still be evaluated, but it can be assumed that the fuel loading there is much less than in the highlighted areas. In the near future this map will be updated.
This map extends just past the city boundary into Grand County. It can be expanded further if that information would be useful. In these areas, the complexity of land ownership will require land owner permission for mapping to be completed with any accuracy.
For more information about this map, how it was derived or suggestions for improvement please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Zoom in and out with the + and - buttons and scroll with the side bar. The pink polygons represent high fuel loads in locations in close proximity to homes or other structures OR locations with high public use and access and high fuel loads. The green polygons represent areas with fuel loads concerns but where density is lower OR the fuel is farther from structures. Click each polygon for information about it.