Prescribed burn planned for next week on Rio Grande National Forest

FOX CREEK, Colo., June 19, 2017 – The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit plans to conduct a prescribed burn during the week of June 26 on the Conejos Peak Ranger District in the Alamaditas area 15 miles southwest of La Jara. The purpose of this 500 acre burn is to improve deer and elk winter range and reduce natural fuels buildup.

Smoke may be visible from State Highway 17 during, and for several days following, the burning operations. Fire crews will continue to monitor the burn until it is completely extinguished.

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

For more information, contact the Conejos Peak District Ranger Office at 719-274-8971.