Public Notice: Bellvue Pile Project


Public Notice

Media Contacts: 

CPW: Jason Clay: 303-291-7234

DFPC: Caley Pruitt:


Prescribed Burning Planned for Bellvue/Watson Lake Fish Hatchery

Lakwood, CO- The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control will be conducting prescribed burning operations in Bellvue/Watson Fish Hatchery near La Porte, 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 Bellvue/Watson Fish Hatchery through the spring, fall and winter as weather and fuel conditions permit. For additional information, contact CO Parks & Wildlife, PIO, Jason Clay:  303-291-7234,, Caley Pruitt: 720-391-1565

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see:


gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health for additional information.