Date: Thu May 12 18:56:28 CDT 2005
Subject: Piute Canyon
Dear Thomas,?Last Labor Day Weekend a wildfire ripped through the canyon burning the trees and other vegetation.? It was man caused.?Piute Canyon has been closed by park managers to allow plants the opportunity to quickly reestablish in the burned section of the stream.?The canyon area along the stream has been fenced off, but Fort Piute remains open and accessible.?Park managers plan to reopen the area in the fall.?We received much more than average precip this winter/spring though, so there are many areas that are still seeping and have water sources that you might come to find birds.