Pile Burning Information - Spring 2010
- Thursday, February 4, 2010
BLM Kremmling Field Office resumes slash pile burning today
Grand County, CO - The Kremmling Field Office (KFO), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will be burning slash piles of lodgepole pine near Gore Lakes Subdivision, C Lazy U Ranch, and McQueary Gulch. The pile burning began in early November and will continue through this spring. The slash piles are located on BLM public land near the Gore Lakes Subdivision on Highway 134, approximately 12 miles northwest of Kremmling. The BLM will also be burning piles near County Road 41, two miles west of Shadow Mountain Reservoir, and in McQueary Gulch off of County Road 333 in the Wiliams Fork. Slash is the result of salvage timber sales and fuels reduction projects conducted to remove beetle killed timber.
Smoke and flames will be visible from the burning piles. Burn plans for these projects have been prepared and approved. These plans specify the desired weather and wind conditions, as well as other guidelines for safe and efficient operations. Colorado State Air Pollution Division smoke permits have also been obtained.
The objective of burning the slash piles is to remove the flammable debris and lower the risk of wildland fire. Please contact Justin Kincaid at 970-724-3033 for more information.