SAN LUIS VALLEY—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns this fall on the Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges to remove old, matted vegetation to improve wildlife habitat. The exact burn dates will depend on weather conditions and other prescription requirements.
Smoke will be visible to adjacent neighbors, towns and highways during and for a few days following burning operations. Signs will be posted along the nearest major roads and all burns will be monitored until they are declared completely out. .
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
For more information, contact Baca Refuge manager, 719-256-5527 or Alamosa and Monte Vista Refuge Manager Suzanne Beauchaine 719-589-4021x 1003.