FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2016
Columbine District to Burn Slash Piles East of Bayfield Fall through Spring
BAYFIELD – The Columbine Ranger District plans to burn slash piles through this fall and winter in the Sauls Creek, Yellow Jacket and Fossett Gulch areas of the San Juan National Forest. Pile burning may begin as early as mid-October and extend until early April, depending on weather conditions. The slash piles are the result of recent thinning and firewood activities. For safety reasons, operations will typically take place after snowfall. Firefighters will ignite and closely monitor the slash piles as they burn, which should not affect public access or use of these areas.
More specific notices will be sent out immediately prior to pile burning in these areas.
For more information, contact the Columbine District Office at 970-884-2512.
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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.
Ann H. Bond
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
San Juan National Forest
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
(work) 970 385-1219