Prescribed Fire

The recent disastrous North Fork Fire, which started as a controlled burn in Jefferson County, has prompted a renewed interest in prescribed fire, with the Governor appointing a new review team on prescribed fire (see the executive order here).  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has a great deal of information on their website about prescribed burns, including open burning frequently asked questions and air quality information and smoke outlooks that help officials predict wildfire danger.  See also the CDPHE’s page on smoke management, which includes prescribed burn information such as permitting information, forms, photos, maps, reports, and more.