A thriving productive habitat for all wildlife is the most important factor to sustain their productivity. Long term fire management which includes prescribed fire projects, is required to maintain healthy ecosystems. Managing fire, the land, and habitat is a complex effort. No single agency or group is able to fully implement all the needed work to maintain and restore healthy habitat. It takes many people, organizations and agencies working cooperatively to do the job.
Benefits of prescribed fire are: creating diversity in in plant and trees needed by wildlife; reduces hazardous fuel build-up that contribute to large, intense wildfires; prepares land for new growth; helps certain plants and trees germinate; and naturally thins overcrowded forests and rangelands.
All prescribed burn projects are implemented under specific fuels (vegetation) and weather conditions in order to provide for firefighter and public safety and successfully meet the objectives of the project. Weather forecasts are only valid for several days for prescribed burning purposes, so general time frames are used for this summary as actual dates and times for conducting the prescribed fires are dependent upon the weather conditions.
For a short term inconvenience, hunters are provided a long term return for enhancement to big game herds.
|Deer Haven (BLM)|| 15 miles Northwest of Canon City, CO|| 581|| 275 acres||Nov. 1-15|| 1-2 days|
|Black Mountain (USFS)|| 10 miles North of Garnder, CO|| 84|| 1,700 acres||Nov. 1-15|| 3-5 days|
|Trail Gulch (BLM)|| 15 miles Northwest of Saguache, CO|| 581|| 800 acres||Nov. 1-15|| 3- days|
|Squaw Creek (BLM)|| 17 miles West of Saquache, CO|| 68|| 500 acres|| Nov. 1-15|| 4 days|
|Independence Mountain||15 miles Northwest of Walden, 6 miles West of Colorado State Highway 125 & North of Jackson County Road 6 W|| GMU 161|| slash piles|| Oct. 23-Dec. 31|| |
|Mule Creek (Grand County)||10 miles south of Parshall at Grand County Road 3||GMU 28||Slash Piles||Oct. 23-|
|Hogback (Grand County)||6 miles west of Granby off Highway 125||GMU 18||Slash Piles||Oct. 23- Dec. 31|| |
|Gore Lakes (Grand County)||8 miles west of Kremmling near Gore Lakes Subdivision on Highway 134||GMU 27||Slash Piles||Oct. 23-|
|Mule Creek Timber Sanitation Salvage||Mule Creek, Morgan Gulch, Cow Creek areas||GMU 28||Timber Harvest||Nov. 1-2015||as weather permits|