Plan for prescribed burning in Dolores Ranger District

Dolores, Colo., April 11, 2019 –The Dolores Ranger District, San Juan National Forest is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-May. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are favorable. Both hand and aerial ignition methods may be utilized, and continue throughout the summer and into fall based on conditions.


Project areas identified for burn implementation are;

-          Lake Canyon, 2700 acres, located 12 miles east of Dove Creek, west of Forest Service Road (FSR) 504 and adjacent to FSR 216 and 509. 

-          Boggy Draw, 6127 acres along FSR 526, 527, 528 and 529.

-          Haycamp Mesa, 3400 acres, east and south of FSR 556 and north of FSR 557.  

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