Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program plan to conduct prescribed burns when conditions allow.
Prescribed Burn Projects
Slash Pile Burning
Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program plan to conduct slash pile burns at several locations this winter.
- Caribou Ranch – north of Nederland
- Sherwood Gulch – north of Nederland
- Reynolds Ranch – east of Nederland
- Walker Ranch – west of Boulder
There are approximately 400 wood piles total for all locations. The vast majority, 300+, are at Caribou Ranch and Sherwood Gulch.
Fire crews hope to burn piles when there is a winter weather system in the area. Operations will be conducted only when there is sufficient snow cover to ensure safe fire operations and containment. Pile burns are conducted to reduce the amount of fuel on the ground as a result of thinning operations.
Slash pile burns at Caribou Ranch and Sherwood Gulch will require park closures. Park closures will not be required at Reynolds Ranch and Walker Ranch.