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January 5, 2023

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Jim Webster, Wildfire Partners/
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Slash Pile burning Thursday, Jan. 5, at Caribou Ranch North of Nederland

No trail closures. Smoke may be visible.

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program will conduct slash pile burns at Caribou Ranch Thursday, Jan. 5. Trails will remain open. Smoke may be visible north of Nederland.

Pile burns are conducted to reduce the amount of fuel on the ground as a result of forest thinning operations. The fire crews try to burn when there is a winter weather system in the area and conditions are favorable. Operations are only conducted when there is sufficient snow cover to ensure safe fire operations and containment.

For additional information, visit or contact Boulder County Parks & Open Space Forestry & Fire Group at


Related: Dec. 2, 2022 - Slash pile burning scheduled for this winter on select Boulder County open space parks.

slash pile burn in snow