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Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire

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Colorado 
Colorado 

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    970-403-5576
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    M-F 9-4

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Recent precipitation and favorable conditions created an opportunity for firefighters to prescribed burn 5 acres of piles on the BLM Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area on Dec. 13, 2023. The tamarisk piles burned down, but light smoke might be visible for a couple of days as interior vegetation smolders. Burn unit is located 4 miles east of Delta, Colorado.  
December 12, 2022                                                                                                                 
Yesterday was a beautiful day with great snow cover and blue skies to pile burn on the Baldy Pine Unit on the BLM Southwest District, Gunnison Field Office BLM-administered lands. The crew prescribe burned 28 piles, accomplishing 280 acres of reduced hazardous vegetation removal. The beetle kill lodgepole pine piles are made up of branches and non-salvageable parts of the trees from an old timber sale.  
News ReleaseBLM Southwest District Office, Colorado Media Contact: Deana Harms 970-403-5576
Today proved to be an exceptional day at Dawson prescribed burn on Tres Rios Field Office BLM managed lands. Firefighters were able to finish the last unit for a total of 885 acres accomplished in the past three days. The units will be patrolled.  
BLM Tres Rios Field Office Oct. 15, 2022 – Yesterday, firefighters on Dawson Prescribed Burn had another great day of burning. They accomplish 200 acres, bringing the total to 480 acres accomplished in the last two days. If conditions allow, firefighters will continue to burn the remaining unit today. Project area is located 11.5 miles east of Egnar, Colorado.   This prescribed burn will assist in reducing mechanical treated pinyon and juniper debris and increase grass and forb production for big game and grazing by reducing the oak and sagebrush.  
BLM Tres Rios Field Office Oct. 14, 2022 - Great weather conditions yesterday made it possible for firefighters to treat 280 acres on the Dawson Prescribed Burn project. If conditions allow, firefighters will continue to burn the remaining 700 acres today and tomorrow. Project area is located 11.5 miles east of Egnar, Colorado.   This prescribed burn will assist in reducing mechanical treated pinyon and juniper debris and increase grass and forb production for big game and grazing by reducing the oak and sagebrush.  
BLM Tres Rios Field Office plans to prescribed burn at Dawson Project area. If conditions allow, they will burn three units for 980 acres of BLM land located 11.5 miles east of Egnar, Colorado on October 13 - 16. Prescribed burn will assist in reducing mechanical treated pinyon and juniper debris and increase grass and forb production for big game and grazing by reducing the oak and sagebrush.  
Firefighters working on the Dry Mesa Prescribed Fire project yesterday approximately 18 miles southwest of Delta, CO in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Uncompahgre Field Office were able to accomplish 20 acres. They had great burning conditions, but rain showers came in early, and ignitions were stopped due to poor burning conditions. Moisture during a burning operation can quickly change how the grasses, sagebrush, dead and down woody debris, pinyon, and juniper will burn or most likely not burn.
The Uncompahgre Field Office plans to burn 50 acres on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in the Dry Mesa Project Area. Burn unit consists of sagebrush, dead and down woody debris, pinyon, and juniper. This burn area is approximately 18 miles southwest of Delta, CO in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.