City of Longmont, Colorado: Prescribed Burns to be Conducted on City Land

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Prescribed Burns to be Conducted on City Land

Prescribed fire is a tool used in the elimination of noxious weeds and for vegetative health.

Between March 22 and April 13, the City of Longmont will conduct prescribed burns on two properties, Lykins Gulch and Boulder Creek Estates Open Space. Prescribed fire is a tool used in the elimination of noxious weeds, improvement of water delivery and conveyance, enhancement of vegetative health and diversification of habitat.

Specific notice of burn scheduling will be provided on site and to homes directly surrounding the areas selected. During the prescribed burn at Lykins Gulch, the Lykins Gulch Greenway trail will be closed to the public between Airport Road and Golden Ponds Nature Area.

Prescribed burns are always weather dependent and based on careful observation of moisture and wind speeds and direction.For all prescribed fires, the City’s Natural Resources Land Management Team works under the direction of the Longmont Fire Department Wildland Crew. Due to safety concerns, we also ask that the general public not try to observe these operations and stay well back from any burn area.

For more information on Longmont’s Open Space Program, visit LongmontColorado.gov/parks or call 303-651-8416.

This is a news release from the City of Longmont and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service.