MONTE VISTA— Rio Grande National Forest plans to burn hazardous fuels piles and logging slash piles to reduce fuel loadings and to improve wildlife habitat.
On the Divide Ranger District, the piles are located along the Hwy. 149 corridor near Black Mesa. Smoke from the burn may be visible from the top of Spring Hill Pass to Ox Bow Ranch along Hwy. 149.
On the Conejos Peak Ranger District, the piles are located along the Hwy. 17 corridor from Fox Creek to the New Mexico state line. Smoke from the burn may be visible from New Mexico State line to La Manga Pass. For more information contact the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 719-852-5941.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information, please visit: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.