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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Flying J Ranch Park Forestry Restoration, Pile Burn Notice for Spring

Flying J Ranch Park Slash Pile Burn

Flying J Ranch Park Forestry Restoration,
Pile Burn Notice for Spring

As part of the on-going forest restoration and wildfire mitigation work at Flying J Ranch Park, Jeffco Open Space will be conducting slash pile burns for a three-day period between March and April 2020. With safety as the top priority, exact dates of burning will be weather dependent and take place within a single, three-day window. Information will be posted online and on Jeffco Open Space social media with as much advanced notice as possible.

For more information, please join us for a brief presentation
March 9, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
at the Elk Creek Fire Protection District Administration Office
11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer, CO

In 2017, JCOS and Denver Mountain Parks (DMP) jointly received funding from the State Fire Assistance program to implement a forest management and restoration project at Flying J Ranch Park. The project focuses on reducing the density of overgrown mixed conifer stands, promoting aspen stands, and restoring ponderosa pine savanna. The risk of catastrophic wildfire will be reduced, while both visitor safety and wildlife habitat will be enhanced.

In the summer and fall of 2018, Jeffco Open Space Natural Resources staff conducted baseline forest inventories to identify treatment areas and to develop specific management objectives. Staff began removing trees in October 2018, and the project is scheduled to be completed by Winter 2020.

More information available at https://www.jeffco.us/3343/Forest-Management

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