BLM plans prescribed burns


MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Field Office will be conducting a prescribed burn at Baxter Peak this winter, when conditions allow. 

The Baxter Peak pile burn project is approximately 150 piles on 20 acres and is located north of South Fork. 

Smoke from the prescribed burns will be visible throughout the day of the burn, mostly during the warmest part of the day.  With cooler temperatures in the evening, smoke may linger and accumulate in low lying areas.

According to the Colorado Air Quality Division, “prescribed fire smoke may affect your health.  For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.”

For additional information, contact Paul Minow (719) 852-7074 at the BLM San Luis Valley Field Office in Monte Visa.            

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