Southern Ute Agency plans to conduct a prescribed burn beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in the Cabezon area south of Chimney Rock. The Burn project encompasses 1,205 acres and is divided into several burn units. The purpose of the burn is to reduce activity fuels and reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfires. Smoke may be visible from the Pagosa Springs and surrounding areas. Smoke can be expected to settle into nearby low-lying areas during the night and morning hours.
The burn is located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation approximately 5 miles south of Chimney Rock National Monument. It is in an area north of BIA Road 152, south of the Tribal boundary and between Colorado Highway 151 and Archuleta County Road 700. Legal description for the burn is Township-33 North, Range-4 West and covers portions of Sections 2- 4, 9-11, 14 and 15.
The burn period is dependent on weather and burning conditions and will be implemented when these conditions are favorable.
For more information regarding the project, please contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fire Management Office and 970-563-4571.