Southern Ute Agency plans prescribed burn


By Howard Richards Jr.
Special to The SUN

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Southern Ute Agency’s fire management department is planning to conduct a prescribed burn project approximately 16 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs.

The burn project is dependent on weather and burning conditions, therefore, a window has been established from Sept. 15 through Sept. 30. The department will try for the earliest possible time.

The burn project is located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and covers 110 acres.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat. Smoke may be visible from Chimney Rock, Pagosa Springs and surrounding areas.

For more information regarding the project, please contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ fire management office at 563-4571.