Prescribed burn planned for Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

A prescribed burn has been scheduled to take place on Oct. 26 at the Ben Delatour Boy Scout Ranch in Red Feather Lakes.

The Nature Conservancy and partners will be implementing the burn as part of a project to improve forest health and to protect Elkhorn Creek, part of the greater Poudre River watershed.

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When a prescribed fire is implemented, it is conducted under very specific parameters laid out after years of planning. Daily weather conditions play a key role in whether a burn can be accomplished or not. The project fire managers will be evaluating conditions and forecasted weather to make the best decision on when to initiate the burn.

Burning operations are expected to take 1-2 days and firefighters will monitor and patrol the area after burning is complete, until the fire is declared out. Smoke may be visible for multiple days during the burn and after completion.