Controlled burns planned in western Eagle County
Eagle County, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” U.S. Forest Service fire crews will conduct two prescribed burns near Sweetwater and Gypsum this spring if weather permits.
In Sweetwater, about 800 acres will be burned northwest of Dotsero. The other burn “-the 700-acre Dewy Park burn ” is nine miles south of Gypsum on the north side of Hardscrabble Mountain.
Both burns are on National Forest land and the Forest Service plans to use a helicopter to assist in lighting both burns.
The burns are meant to get rid of dead brush and foliage that could more easily burn in a fire, and allow new plants to feed deer and elk.
For additional information contact Eric Rebitzke, an assistant fire management officer, 970-328-6388.