FOREST CREWS PLAN PRESCRIBED BURN SOUTH OF HAYDEN

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are hoping to conduct a prescribed burn as early as next week near the Indian Run State Wildlife Area south of Hayden.  The Indian Run Prescribed Burn will take place on the Yampa Ranger District and could require anywhere from one to three days to finish. This would be the second consecutive year that prescribed burning is conducted in the area.  The project area encompasses 800 acres. During the spring of 2013, 150 acres were burned in the same area.  A hazardous fuels and wildlife habitat enhancement project, the burn is meant to increase forage quality for deer and elk wintering on National Forest lands, thus keeping more animals on Forest and decreasing the potential for conflict.  It will also reduce hazardous fuels.