Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Conduct Prescribed Burning in November

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Date: October 21, 2015
Contact: Jeff Wolin, (719) 748 - 3253 ext. 202

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plans to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land along the northern boundary adjacent to Teller County Road 1.The primary goal for the project is to reduce accumulated hazardous forest fuels and to create a buffer near the monument's northern boundary to help protect adjacent neighbors and communities.

Prescribed burning operations are scheduled to begin the week of November 2, however, fire managers must wait until specifically prescribed conditions are met.Wind, fuel moisture, and availability of fire staffing all play a factor in when and whether burning operations occur.If conditions are not met within the scheduled week, then burning may be delayed until later in the month or until next spring.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plans to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land along the northern boundary adjacent to Teller County Road 1. The primary goal for the project is to reduce accumulated hazardous forest fuels and to create a buffer near the monument’s northern boundary to help protect adjacent neighbors and communities. 

 

Prescribed burning operations are scheduled to begin the week of November 2, however, fire managers must wait until specifically prescribed conditions are met. Wind, fuel moisture, and availability of fire staffing all play a factor in when and whether burning operations occur. If conditions are not met within the scheduled week, then burning may be delayed until later in the month or until next spring.

 



Last updated: October 21, 2015

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