Turkey Springs prescribed burn today


By Brandy Richardson
Special to The SUN

The Pagosa Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in the Turkey Springs area for today, Thursday, April 9.

Operations are expected to take place from approximately noon through mid-afternoon on Thursday for optimum smoke dispersal.

Cooler temperatures and lower wind speeds are expected for today and will provide optimal prescribed burning conditions.

The prescribed burn unit is located along Forest Service Road No. 629 (Turkey Springs). The unit is 88 acres in size and contains needles and some light thinning slash from a previous hazardous fuels treatment. Smoke is expected to be minimal, but may settle down drainage in Devil Creek toward Aspen Springs overnight.

Over the next two to three weeks, additional prescribed burning may occur in the Turkey Springs area if another prescribed burn window presents itself. Signs will be posted on Piedra Road and U.S. 160 to alert travelers, but no visibility concerns are expected.

For more information, contact the Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268.