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USFS announces springtime prescribed burns

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit has announced that they are planning a few prescribed fires this spring in Eagle, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Summit counties. The goal of the burns will be to reduce the possible wildfire fuels in the area prior to wildfire season. Fire management teams are at the whims of the weather and other specific conditions for projects like these, so dates have not yet been determined but will be released according to each burn that is taking place. Community impacts from smoke are also taken into consideration, and ideal conditions include adequate smoke dispersal. Burns especially near to KDNK include one south of Carbondale, and another west of Redstone.

Burn list via the US Forest Service:
• Avalanche Creek/Filoha Prescribed Fire, Aspen-Sopris Ranger District (Pitkin County): Seven miles south of Carbondale, up to 400 acres.

• Braderich Creek Prescribed Fire, Aspen-Sopris Ranger District (Pitkin County): one mile west of Redstone, up to 1,500 acres.

• Muddy Sheep Prescribed Fire, Eagle Holy Cross Ranger District (Eagle County): five miles north of Edwards, up to 375 acres.

• Cottonwood Creek Prescribed Fire, BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office (Eagle County): four miles north of Eagle, up to 460 acres

• Shooting Ranger Prescribed Fire, Dillon Ranger District (Summit County): above the Summit County Shooting Range, 44 acres

• Farmers Canyon Prescribed Fire, BLM Grand Junction Field Office (Mesa County): 18 miles south of Grand Junction, up to 50 acres.

• Aldrich Lakes Prescribed Fire, Blanco Ranger District (Rio Blanco County): 14 miles northeast of Meeker, up to 1,500 acres

Hattison Rensberry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Drawing, but has worked for newsrooms in various capacities since 2019.
She also provides Editorial Design for the Sopris Sun.