U.S. Forest Service fire crews will begin burning slash piles at Green Ridge on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. These piles are located 3 miles south of Grand Lake off U.S. Highway 34 and County Road 66. This unit contains approximately 250 piles to be burned this winter. The remaining piles will be left for wildlife habitat. This will complete the Green Ridge project, which was started in 2007 as part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area Vegetation Management Project.
Burning will continue through December as conditions allow. Wind, fuel moisture, staffing, and snow cover all play a factor in where and whether ignition occurs. For more information contact K. Reid Armstrong, Public Affairs Specialist, Sulphur Ranger District, Arapaho National Forest at 970-887-4145.