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Prescribed burns planned for Sierra Madre Range


Medicine Bow National Forest fire crews are hoping to conduct two prescribed burns this spring, with work beginning as early as this week.

Both prescribed burns are located west of Encampment on the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District’s Sierra Madre Range. Approximately 200 acres are targeted for burning more than one to two days this spring in the Divide Peak Prescribed Burn Project.

Located near the northwest corner of the Sierra Madre, this project area encompasses about 1,600 acres, and is expected to require multiple years to complete burning.

The 4,500-acre Sandstone Prescribed B...

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