BLM plans prescribed pile burns
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning pile burns at several locations in the Kremmling Field Office between November 28, 2023 and March 30, 2024.
Prescribed fire projects reduce hazardous fuels near residences, improve range conditions, and reduces catastrophic wildfire risk. The BLM conducts prescribed pile burns when conditions allow for a safe, effective burn with good smoke dispersal. The number of days to complete each area may vary.
Pile burns are planned in the following areas:
• Reed Creek slash piles southwest of Granby on Grand County Road 56. Smoke may be visible from Granby and burn operations should be complete this winter.
• Gore Lakes slash piles northwest of Kremmling in Grand County. This will be an ongoing project that will take several winters to complete. Smoke may be visible from Kremmling as well as U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 134.
The public is reminded to not call 911 or emergency services even though smoke may be visible. Road closures are not expected.
Updates on prescribed burns will be available on the BLM Colorado Fire Facebook page.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information, please visit the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division’s website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
For general information, please contact BLM Fire Operations Technician Geoffery Harrison (970) 826-5080.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.