Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program plan to conduct prescribed burns this winter and spring.
Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain
- Prescribed burns will occur sometime between March 17 and April 30.
- Up to 140 acres in the Arapaho project area.
- Property will be closed during ignition days and will reopen when deemed safe.
- Prescribed Burn Map
Slash Pile Burns at Hall Ranch
There are approximately 30-50 wood piles at Hall Ranch that fire crews plan to burn during a winter weather system. Operations will be conducted only when there is sufficient snow cover to ensure safe fire operations and containment. Pile burns are conducted to reduce the amount of fuel on the ground as a result of thinning operations. Slash pile burns do not require park closures.
Irrigation Ditch Burning
Irrigation ditches are burned to remove unwanted vegetation for improving water conveyance, nutrient cycling, and planting success. Burn dates are contingent on ideal weather conditions, including relative humidity, fuel moisture, and wind.
Irrigation ditches and agricultural properties scheduled for controlled burns include:
- Wittemyer (N. 119th St. and Mineral Rd.)
- Wambsganss (N. 119th St. and Niwot Rd.)
- Josephine Roche (N. 119th St. and Arapahoe Rd.)
- Jim Henry (N. 115th St. and Niwot Rd.)
- Gaynor Lake (N. 107th St. and Oxford Rd.)
- Pella Crossing (N. 75th St. and Hygiene Rd.)
Smoke and flames may be visible for up to 72 hours. There may be heavy smoke in the air. Please do not call 911 since a controlled burn is not an emergency. The areas will be monitored to ensure fires are completely out.