Prescribed Burning Planned for Manhattan Creek (west ¼ section 16, T9N, R73W)


Public Notice

Media Contacts: 

DFPC: Caley Fisher, 720-391-1565,

CSFS: Teddy Parker-Renga, 970-491-7698,


Date 11/04/2019 – The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control will be conducting prescribed burning operations on the Manhattan Creek unit near Red Feather Lakes this winter and spring.  Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit, and could begin November 12, 2019 for slash piles.


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 objective of prescribed burning is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulation for the purpose of public safety. 


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 Manhattan Creek unit through the winter and spring as weather and fuel conditions permit. For additional information, contact Teddy Parker-Renga 970-491-7698,


Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see for additional information.