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FireWise Wildfire Community
Preparedness Workshop

Wed, May 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Silverton City Hall, 1360 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433, USA (map)
Public presentation by Firewise on
wildfire community preparedness

 

Dolores Watershed and Resilient Forest
DWaRF) Collaborative meeting

Wed, June 6, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dolores Water Conservancy District
60 Cactus St, Cortez  (map)

 

MC FireWise Meeting
Tues, June 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location TBD

 

Bridging the Divide:
Growing from the Ashes

Fri, June 22, 5pm – Sat, June 23, 3pm
Wolf Creek Ski Area, Hwy 160 E,
Pagosa Springs, CO (map)

 

Missionary Ridge Fire 2002Fire Mtigation work
Firewise Southwest Colorado at the Durango Farmer's Market

Dolores District Plans Winter Pile Burning

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dolores District Plans Winter Pile Burning

DOLORES, Colorado – November 8, 2017 – The Dolores Ranger District plans to conduct pile burning in several areas of the San Juan National Forest over the winter when there is sufficient snow on the ground to contain flames.  All piles consist of slash remaining from timber sales.

 

· In the Chicken Creek area, five miles north of Mancos, 100 piles will be burned across 25 acres of National Forest lands near County Road 41 and Forest Road 385. Smoke may be visible from Highway 184.

· In the Rock Springs area, eight miles east of Dolores, 300 piles across 30 acres of National Forest lands will be burned near Forest Roads 556 and 557. Smoke may be visible from Highway 184.

· In the Lake Canyon area, 11 miles east of Dove Creek, 25 piles across 25 acres of National Forest lands will be burned near Forest Roads 506 and 216. Smoke may be visible from Highway 491.

 

For additional information, please contact the Dolores District Office at 970 882-7296.

 

Smoke from wildfires and prescribed fires may affect your health. For more information, please go to:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

 

 

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