Public Notice: Lory State Park Prescribed Burn


Public Notice

Media Contact:  CPW: Jason Clay, 303-291-7234

             DFPC: Caley Fisher, 720-391-1565


Prescribed Burning Planned for Lory State Park


Date 12-10-2019  – The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control will be conducting prescribed burning operations in  Lory State Park near Fort Collins, Colorado this Fall, Winter, and Spring. Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit, and could begin 12-17-2019 with 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 Lory State Park, 970-493-1623, through the fall, winter, and spring as weather and fuel conditions permit. For additional information, contact CO Parks & Wildlife, PIO, Jason Clay:  303-291-7234,


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


gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health for additional information.