Public Notice:Prescribed Burning Planned for Bellvue Watson Fish Hatchery


Public Notice

Media Contact:

DFPC: Caley Fisher, 720-391-1565,

DNR: Jason Clay, 303-291-7234

Prescribed Burning Planned for Bellvue Watson Fish Hatchery 


Date 1/21/2020  – The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, will be conducting prescribed burning operations on the Bellvue Watson Fish Hatchery near Bellvue, CO this Winter/Spring/Fall.  Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit, and could begin this month as a pile burn.


Burning will only be conducted under specific guidelines established by the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, including having acceptable weather forecasts and fuel 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 Bellvue Watson Fish Hatchery through the winter, spring, Fall, as weather and fuel conditions permit. For additional information, contact Caley Fisher, 720-391-1565

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