Burned out

Burned out

One of the M.C.’s favorite family friendly biking spots is back open for business. After being closed recently for a prescribed burn, Boggy Draw opened back up to the public Wed., May 14.

“Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation with our prescribed fire in Boggy Draw last week. We were able to bring fire across over 1,100 acres in three burn units, including Little Bean Canyon, which has not seen fire in many years,” SJNF Dolores District Ranger Nicholas Mustoe wrote in a press release.

These low-to-moderate burns eliminate hazardous fuels and help slow future, high-intensity fires when they reach recently burned areas. Although the prescribed burn is complete, “hot spots,” including smoke and some flames, will still be lingering within the perimeter. Folks are kindly asked not to report the smoke as it: a) ties up dispatch lines for real emergencies; and b) forest personnel are already aware and on site monitoring conditions.

In addition, people are urged to remain on the lookout for hazards to self and pets, including stump holes with hot ashes, unstable ground where roots have burned and fire-weakened trees. 

The Dolores Ranger District will continue to look for favorable conditions to conduct more burns later this spring. Stay tuned.

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