Prescribed Burning Planned for Manhattan Creek Slash Piles (west ¼ section 16, T9N,R73W)

         

 

Public Notice

Media Contacts: 

CSFS: Teddy Parker-Renga, 970-491-7698, teddy.parker-renga@colostate.edu

DFPC: Caley Pruitt, 720-391-1565, caley.pruitt@state.co.us


Prescribed Burning Planned for Manhattan Creek Slash Piles (west ¼ section 16, T9N,R73W)

March 16, 2022 – The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control will be conducting prescribed burning operations in the Manhattan Creek Unit near Red Feather Lakes Colorado this Spring, Fall, and Winter. Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit, and could begin this month with slash piles. 

Burning will only be conducted under specific guidelines established by the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, including having acceptable weather forecasts and fuels conditions that meet guidelines for safe and effective burning and adequate smoke dispersal. 

The main objective of prescribed burning is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulation for the purpose of public safety. 

The Department of Natural Resources works closely with other agencies, such as the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and local authorities in developing and implementing any burning project. 

Burning may continue periodically at the Manhattan Creek Unit through the fall, winter, and spring as weather and fuel conditions permit. For additional information, contact Teddy Parker-Renga, 970-491-7698 and/or Caley Pruitt: 720-391-1565

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://cdphe.colorado.gov/indoor-air-quality/wood-smoke-and-health for additional information.