The US Forest Service is planning to continue prescribed broadcast burns in the Forsythe Canyon area this Spring. The next burn could start as early as April 22nd and continue through the week, depending on the weather. The Forsythe Canyon project began last year, and has so far successfully treated 307 acres. The latest update on the project is available on the US Forest Service website.

The goals of the Forsythe II prescribed burn are to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and protect watersheds.  When these burns are in progress, Coal Creek Canyon residents can expect to see a lot of smoke originating from the northwest direction. Below is a flyer from the Forest Service with details about location and what to expect.