Prescription Burns Planned

Glenwood Springs—From Gypsum to Meeker to Aspen, thousands of acres of BLM and forest service land will be burned this spring.  Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns in Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Eagle Counties.  Among the largest planned burns include Cattle Creek just north of Basalt that will be about 2,000 acres.  The West Divide prescribed burn south of Silt will encompass 1,300 acres on forest service land and 1,400 acres of BLM land.  The White River National Forest and the BLM are teaming up with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to improve forage regeneration.