Rocky preps for prescribed burns | SkyHiNews.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Rocky preps for prescribed burns

Sky-Hi News staff report
news@skyhinews.com

With the incoming cold weather, Rocky Mountain National Park is planning to burn several slash piles across the park when appropriate.

Slash has been cut and piled over two years and is now dry enough to burn, park officials said. The piles are spread out across Rocky, including near Willow Park off Old Fall River Road, the park boundary near Allenspark, next to Lily Lake, west of Deer Mountain and by Moraine Park Campground.

Burns happen when safety factors, weather conditions, air quality and other environmental regulations align and are continually monitored. The burns are a crucial part of the park’s fire mitigation and fuels reduction work.



Park officials said previous fuel reduction work and burning helped firefighters during the East Troublesome Fire to protect Grand Lake and minimized the loss of park housing on the west side. On the east side, similar efforts saved Estes Park and kept the flames from jumping Bear Lake Road and Trail Ridge Road.

For more information, go to 970-586-1206 or visit http://www.nps.gov/romo.




Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.