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September 14, 2022

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Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain may be closed Friday, Sept. 16, for a prescribed burn.

Park will re-open Saturday, Sept. 17, at sunrise.

Boulder County, Colo. - Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain may be closed Friday, Sept. 16, for a prescribed burn. The park will re-open Saturday, Sept. 17, at sunrise. If conditions are not favorable for operations the park will be open on Friday.

Fire personnel will also stop burning if weather conditions do not allow for a safe operation or if the situation becomes unsafe for any reason. As with all prescribed burns, conditions must meet certain criteria for the burn to take place. Weather considerations include wind, temperature, relative humidity, and air quality. To determine if conditions are suitable for ignitions, fire managers assess fuel moisture levels and continuously monitor current and projected weather forecasts.

For additional information, contact Boulder County Parks & Open Space Resource Specialist Nick Stremel at nstremel@bouldercounty.org. Updates will be posted to boco.org/burns and shared on the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Facebook and Twitter pages (follow #bocoburns).

Related: Fall 2022 Prescribed Burn Dates for County Open Space Announced

Prescribed Burn with fire fighters at Rabbit Mountain