Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program plan to conduct prescribed burns when conditions allow.
Prescribed Burn Projects
Prescribed Burns at Ron Stewart Preserve
March 1 – April 15
Weather conditions are not favorable for crews to burn during the current burn window. Ron Stewart Preserve will remain open until a new burn window can be set later this summer.
Irrigation Ditch Burning
Irrigation ditches are burned to remove unwanted vegetation for improving water conveyance, nutrient cycling, and planting success. Burns are contingent on ideal weather conditions, including relative humidity, fuel moisture, and wind.
Irrigation ditches and agricultural properties scheduled for controlled burns include:
- Jim Henry (N. 115th St. and Niwot Rd.)
- Gaynor Lake (N. 107th St. and Oxford Rd.)
- Wittemyer (N. 119th St. and Mineral Rd.)
- Leggit Ditch (E. Countyline Rd. and Oxford Rd.)
- Marfel Lakes (N. 119th St. and Arapahoe Rd.)
Smoke and flames may be visible for up to 72 hours. There may be heavy smoke in the air. Please do not call 911 since a controlled burn is not an emergency. The areas will be monitored to ensure fires are completely out.
Slash Pile Burning at Mud Lake
On March 6, Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program conducted slash pile burns north of Nederland at Mud Lake Open Space. Approximately 50 wood piles were burned. The piles were in the area of Hwy 72 and Indian Peaks Dr. Pile burns are conducted to reduce the amount of fuel on the ground as a result of thinning operations. Slash pile burns do not require park closures.