Public Notice: Prescribed Burning Planned

 

     

 

Public Notice

Prescribed Burning Planned at Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area

 

For more information contact: Caley Fisher | caley.fisher@state.co.us |720-391-1565

Date: 04/10/2017– The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will be conducting prescribed burning operations on the Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area, approximately 4 miles east of Hudson in Weld County this spring.  Broadcast burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit, and could begin as early as this week. 

Burning will only be conducted under specific guidelines established by the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, including having acceptable weather forecasts and fuels conditions that meet guidelines for safe and effective burning and adequate smoke dispersal.

The main objectives of this prescribed burn are to reduce hazardous fuel accumulation for the purpose of public safety and to improve wildlife habitat.

The Department of Natural Resources works closely with other agencies, such as the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and local authorities in developing and implementing any burning project.

Burning may continue periodically at Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area through the spring as weather and fuel conditions permit.

For additional information, contact Caley Fisher, DFPC Public Information Officer at 720-391-1565

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health for additional information.