Posted on June 9, 2021
From the District Manager
The Assistant Fire Management Office for Fuels on the Columbine Ranger District contacted us yesterday to inform us that as part of their ongoing prescribed fire program, they have several units adjacent to Forest Lakes Subdivision that they are starting to look at for possible burning as soon as September of 2022. A map of all of their burn units is attached, but they are primarily referring to Units VP2K, VP2J, VP2H, VP3G, and VP3F. They plan on spreading out the prescribed fires in these units over several years to reduce the amount of smoke and other impacts on the community, so for example they may burn VP2K and VP2J one year, then 2H another, then VP3G and VP3F the third year. They may start prepping the control lines around these units as early as this summer and this will entail crews with chainsaws and hand tools cutting brush/trees and digging a fire line in the soil. Their access to these Forest Service Units will most likely be through the subdivision. As we get closer to these activities, we will update this post and the Forest Service will aim to have some public meetings and field trips so that anyone interested can get more info on what they are doing and why.