Pile Burning Planned in Sauls Creek Area

Release Date: Feb 21, 2018  

The San Juan National Forest Columbine Ranger District plans to burn slash piles in the Sauls Creek area as weather allows, starting Thursday February 22nd.  Piles to be burned are the result of recent thinning and firewood activities.  Operations typically take place after snowfall for safety reasons.  Firefighters will ignite and closely monitor pile-burning activities, which should not affect public access or use of these areas.  For more information, contact the Columbine District Office at 970-884-1425



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For more information on prescribed burns, wildfires and fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest, call 970 247-4874, visit the Forest Website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/ , or follow us on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/SanJuanNF

The San Juan National Forest manages 1.8 million acres of federal land in southwestern Colorado within Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande and San Juan counties.