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Author: Melinda LaJudice

Boulder Ranger District pile burning plans for the week of March 7-14

During the week of March 7-14, Forest Service crews will continue to burn wood piles on the Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District, focusing on areas near Rollinsville and Wondervu if conditions allow.

Pile burning may be conducted in the following locations over the next week:

  • Lump Gulch 18 (2,000 hand piles) – 0.5 mile north of Rollinsville, west of Highway 119.
  •  Forsythe II, Unit 74 (1,500 number of hand piles) – one mile north of Wondervu,  Westside of Gross Reservoir

Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations.

If you know someone who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities on the Boulder Ranger District, have them send an e-mail to Katherine.armstrong@usda.gov and ask to be added to the Boulder Ranger District Prescribed Fire list.

For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

Updates for Corona Virus Monitoring

The Town is in communications with the Office of Emergency Management and Boulder County Public Health. They will update us tomorrow on potential scenarios and recommended responses.

For more information on first presumptive positive case visit: SummitDaily

Coronavirus Monitoring and Tracking

The Town of Nederland is working closely with the Office of Emergency Management and Boulder County Public Health to Monitor and Track the potential spread of the Coronavirus in the state, county and mountain area. Boulder Public Health is aware of Frozen Dead Guy Days and is communicating with the Town daily regarding their recommendations. In an email sent from them at 1:00 pm today, they state that while there is no community spread in Colorado, they will not recommend to cancel the festival. They will be providing recommendations and guidance for the festival based on current conditions later today or tomorrow. They will also outline all scenarios regarding the potential spread of the virus and provide recommendations for each. The Town will provide an update once this information is received.

For more information regarding the monitoring and tracking of Coronavirus, please call 303-389-1687 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org. You can also check out BoCo.org/COVID-19.

Watch for Wildlife Crossing Canyon

Watch out for wildlife crossing Boulder Canyon from East St to a mile below the Dam. Animals are crossing to get to water.  There is a  spike in the current moose population below Barker, with several cow and calf moose in the area. According to Nederland Police Department, at least one deer and one bobcat have been hit and killed, in the past week.

DDA Work Session 3.5.2020

Please note: The Nederland Downtown Development Authority (NDDA) will hold a Work Session
from 4:00pm – 5:30pm on March 5, 2020 at HubNed.
Purpose of the work session is to training the new board members. No final action shall
be taken at work sessions

See Agenda Here

Forest Service crews will continue to burn piles of fuelwood on the Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District

Forest Service crews will continue to burn piles of fuelwood on the Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District, focusing on areas near Jamestown, Cal-Wood Ranch, Bar K Ranch and the Lazy Z Subdivision, and Wondervu starting  as early as Monday, March 2 if conditions allow.

Pile burning may be conducted in the following locations over the next week:

  •  James Creek RFB Unit 1 (800 hand piles) – 1.5 miles northwest of Jamestown.
  •  James Creek RFB Unit 6 ,8 (7,500 hand piles) – Between Jamestown and Bar K Ranch.
  •  James Creek RFB Unit 17 (1,425 hand piles) – Adjacent to Cal-Wood Ranch.
  •  Forsythe II, Unit 74 (1,500 number of hand piles) – one mile north of Wondervu,  Westside of Gross Reservoir

Smoke may be visible from Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Wondervu and Cal-Wood Ranch.

Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations.

If you know someone who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities on the Boulder Ranger District, have them send an e-mail to Katherine.armstrong@usda.gov and ask to be added to the Boulder Ranger District Prescribed Fire list.

For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.