Prescribed burn 

Prescribed Burns

The prescribed burn planned at Heil Valley Ranch has been canceled due to weather conditions. Staff will try to set a new burn window in 2017 to complete the project.

Prescribed Burn Map at Heil Valley Ranch

Prescribed Burn at Heil Valley Ranch

Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire Management Program had planned to continue a prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch sometime between November 28 and December 14. Weather conditions prevented crews from completing the project. Staff will try to set a new burn window in 2017 to complete the project.

  • 102 of the 400 acres were burned.
  • The project included completing the remaining acres of the Spring 2016 Wapiti 2 Prescribed Burn and reentry into the Fall 2014 Wapiti Prescribed Burn.
  • Burn Area Map

Completed Burns

Wapiti 2 Burn at Heil Valley Ranch

  • Completed on March 16, 2016
  • 150 of the 270 acre project area were burned

Overlook Burn at Heil Valley Ranch

  • Completed on October 28, 2015
  • 22 acres burned
  • Approximately 70 firefighters from 15 local fire protection districts and agencies provided resources for the project
  • All fire was contained within the burn unit perimeter and the fire's edge has been secured
  • The goal of this project was to reduce forest understory fuels to help decrease the occurrence and impact from large uncharacteristic wildfires
  • Overlook Prescribed Burn Report

Nighthawk Burn at Hall Ranch

  • Completed on October 14, 2015
  • Fire was introduced to at least 75% of the burn unit in a mosaic pattern
  • To help decrease the occurrence and impact from large uncharacteristic wildfires, the forest understory fuels were reduced by up to 75%
  • The fire intensity was high enough to remove all surface vegetation down to mineral soil on up to 25% of the unit, creating conditions able to support natural ponderosa pine regeneration
  • Post fire monitoring will continue and a report will be available for the public to view when completed
  • Nighthawk Prescribed Burn Report

Wapiti Burn at Heil Valley Ranch

  • Completed on November 9, 2014
  • 150 acres burned

Contacts

Parks & Open Space
Vivienne Jannatpour
303-678-6277

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