Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Update

Collection of burn piles burning.

Fire managers anticipate a potential opportunity to start ignitions on the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn area, just west of Gross Reservoir, as soon as Monday, April 15th. This ignition is contingent on appropriate weather conditions prior to the possible incoming rain and snow forecasted for later this week. Fire managers are watching for weather that aligns appropriately for a planned burn, sufficiently dry fuels, 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.

Additional email notifications will be sent on mornings when burning is expected to begin. To receive updates, join the forest service email list and select “Forest Health & Fire: North of Hwy 72 (Coal Creek Canyon) to Hwy 119 Boulder Canyon (Nederland and Magnolia areas).” These updates will also be posted on InciWeb.

Have questions? Email ARPFireInfo@usda.gov. Additional information, including maps, can be found on InciWeb.