Dolores Ranger District Plans to Burn Slash Piles

DOLORES, Colo., October 28, 2019 – The San Juan Forest Dolores Ranger District plans to burn slash piles generated from forest thinning and timber sales in the Chicken Creek, Spring Creek, Taylor Mesa and Lake Canyon areas. Although burning could continue through April, these activities should not affect public access or use of the forest. Operations typically take place after snowfall occurs and firefighters will ignite and closely monitor pile- burning activities.

  • In the Chicken Creek area, seven miles north of Mancos, piles may be burned near FSR #385, two miles northeast of Joe Moore Reservoir. Piles may also be burned adjacent to Joe Moore Reservoir along FSR #693. Smoke may be visible from highway 184.

•  In the Haycamp Mesa area, piles may be burned near FSR #556 and #556.D, South of Beef Pasture Reservoir. Smoke may be visible from highway 184.

•  In the Spring Creek area, 12 miles north of Mancos, piles may be burned near FSR #327 and #382. Smoke may be visible from highway 184.

•  In the Taylor Mesa Area, eight miles northeast of the confluence of the Dolores and West Dolores Rivers, piles may be burned near FSR #547 and Fox Den Creek. Smoke may be visible along highway 145.

•  In the Lake Canyon Area, 10 miles east of Dove Creek, piles may be burned near FSR #504/505 near Big Water Spring, FSR #509 near Glade Point, and FSR #506 near Cow Canyon. Smoke may be visible from highway 491.

For additional information, please contact the Dolores District Office at 970 882-7296.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information, please go to: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

For 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





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