Prescribed Burn to Benefit Colorado Wildlife Habitat

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Colorado’s Moffat County is prime elk country. And it’s about to get a shot in the arm in the form of a series of prescribed burns. The goal is to reduce encroaching pinyon-juniper to benefit sagebrush and other shrubs important to elk and other wildlife.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is among several partners supplying funding for the treatment to take place on both Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Parks and Wildlife lands.

“We will only ignite these prescribed fires if conditions are ideal for safe, effective burns, as well as for good smoke dispersal away from area communities,” Toni Toelle, supervisory fire management specialist for the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit, told the Craig Daily Press.

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(Photo source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)