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Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Update

April 6, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (April 6, 2023) – Fire managers anticipate a potential opportunity to start ignitions on the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn just west of Gross Reservoir as soon as Friday, April 7. Storms early in the week brought significant moisture to the area. As that snowfall melts on south facing slopes throughout the unit, fire managers will be watching for conditions that align for a planned burn, including dry fuels, a favorable weather forecast, and enough wind for smoke dispersal.

The immediate area around Forsythe Canyon and Winiger Ridge will be closed to recreation while prescribed burn operations are active.

Residents and visitors in the area should expect to see smoke and flames when operations are underway, particularly in the following areas: Lakeshore subdivision, Crescent Village, Crescent Meadows, Gross Reservoir, Walker Park Ranch, Miramonte, Wondervu, Eldorado Canyon State Park, and parts of east Boulder County. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. More information is available at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

Learn more about this project. Additional email notifications will be sent on mornings when burning is expected to begin. To receive updates, join our email list and select “Forest Health & Fire: North of Hwy 72 (Coal Creek Canyon) to Hwy 119 Boulder Canyon (Nederland and Magnolia areas)”. 

Have questions? Email ARPFireInfo@usda.gov. Additional information may be found on inciweb.

Photo: Magic Feather prescribed burn, June 2021 (Evan Barrientos).