Controlled burns planned

USFS to conduct prescribed burnings in Sierra Madres


October 13, 2021

Medicine Bow National Forest fire personnel are hoping to conduct prescribed burns in the northwest portion of the Sierra Madre Range in the coming weeks. The targeted burns will improve vegetation conditions and wildlife habitat. The burns will also reduce fire danger by mitigating fuel loading to reduce future fire hazard.

The primary burn units this will include approximately 430 acres near Forest Roads 435 and 456, between Jack Creek Campground and the National Forest boundary. The burning operations are part of the Divide Peak Prescribed Burn Project. Located on the northern end of the...

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