BLM Planning Prescribed Burns in Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning to conduct up to two prescribed fires in the upcoming week in the Douglas Mountain area 30 miles west of Maybell to reduce the threat from large wildland fires and improve forest and range health. Northwest Colorado Fire Management fire personnel will only ignite the burns if weather and fuel conditions are favorable. The objective of the 400-acre Seven Springs prescribed fire near Five Springs Draw is to reduce the threat of large wildland fires that would pose a danger to area ranches, the community of Greystone and stands of Ponderosa Pine by reducing fuels. The Teepee prescribed fire is targeting over 400-acres primarily in brush and grass to help control noxious weeds. Crews burned 95 acres of the target area this spring. Smoke will be visible from Greystone, Highway 318 and possibly Highway 40.

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