Kohls Ranch is a Firewise Communities/USA designated community, practicing Firewise methods since 2006.
Most residents have participated in a fire department property risk assessment to determine areas at risk to wildfire. To schedule an assessment (no charge), to obtain more information about our program or to participate on the Committee, please contact any member of the Firewise Committee:
Links of Interest:
- Fire Safety and Defensible Space
- Firewise Community Wildfire Protection Plan
- Firewise USA
- Firewise USA Kohls Ranch Page
- USA Today Article on Kohls Ranch
- Forest Service fire protection pamphlet
Blattner Pit, located at milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, is open Saturdays from 8AM-4PM. The turnoff (about 4/10th mile past where the divided highway ends West of Preacher Canyon) is a little paved road to the South. It is directly across from the 55 mph sign heading West. For any other information on the brush pit, call 928-978-8765.
The Buckhead Mesa landfill (across from Tonto Natural Bridge) is also operating a brush disposal program on Sundays and there is no charge. You can call the Christopher Kohl’s Fire Department if you have questions or want to verify disposal dates/times…928-478-4011.
Non-processed forest products only! Trees, leaves, limbs, bark, pine cones, twigs, pine needles, etc.
If anything is attached to the items (ropes/staples/nails), the items will be rejected.
Even though the Regional Payson Area Project (RPAP) brush disposal sites are staffed by volunteers, there are still costs involved in maintaining and operating them. You can help keep the pits open by making a donation to the RPAP program.
The Pit Crews are NOT allowed to accept on-the-spot donations. Please forward your tax deductible donation to:
c/o Payson Fire Department
400 West Main Street
Payson, AZ. 85541