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Dolores Ranger District Prescribed Fire

Unit Information

San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

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Incident Contact

Patrick Seekins
Phone: 970-882-6836

Highlighted Activity

11/06/2018 News Release 11/6/18
Pile Burning Planned on Dolores Ranger District DOLORES, Colorado – November 5th, 2018 – Depending on conditions, the San Juan Forest Dolores Ranger District plans to burn slash piles...
News - 11/06/2018

The South Carver burn, will take place three miles north of Summit Reservoir near the intersection of Forest roads 556 and 557 in the Carver Canyon area of Haycamp Mesa. Approximately 1,200 acres will be burned by hand crews over five to seven days. The goal is reduce slash left from a previous timber sale and reduce the buildup of natural fuels.

The Lake Canyon prescribed burn will take place 12 miles east of Dove Creek, near the Glade area west and south of Forest roads 504 and 509. Both hand and aerial ignition methods will be used for two to five days to ignite 2,700 acres. The goal is to reduce ground litter by mimicking historic fire-return intervals. Smoke may be visible from Dove Creek, Cortez, Colorado Highway 491 between Dove Creek and Pleasant View areas. Smoke may settle into the low lying valleys and the Dolores River Canyon overnight.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates37.438 latitude, -108.334 longitude

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