The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office plans to conduct prescribed fires in Montrose County in the coming weeks when conditions warrant.

The 554-acre Dry Mesa Prescribed Fire is planned 10 miles south of U.S. 50 between Delta and Grand Junction to enhance mule deer habitat, improve range conditions and reduce fuel loadings in the area.

The prescribed fires may take multiple days to complete once initiated, and will be monitored throughout the process to ensure public safety.

While smoke may be visible, most of the smoke will lift and dissipate during the warmest parts of the day.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect health. For more information, visit www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

For additional information, contact Rusty Stark at 970-240-5393.

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