Fire-mitigation work in Dalla Mountain Park will begin Tuesday, June 15 and continue through the fall. Crews with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (CDFPC) will be consolidating existing piles of previously cut vegetation for removal in the fall. Additional vegetation may be cut and piled to further reduce density of hazardous fuels.
“This is a great project made possible by the collaborative Fire Adapted Partnership the city has formed with fire agencies such as CDFPC,” said Amy Schwarzbach, natural resources manager. “The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to seek fire mitigation support when opportunities like this are available.”
The Fire Adapted Durango Partnership includes the City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department, CDFPC, Bureau of Land Management, Durango Fire Prevention District, Colorado State Forest Service, Wildfire Adapted Partnership, La Plata County and La Plata Electric Association. More information is available at DurangoGov.org/FireMitigation
Trails and trailheads at Dalla Mountain Park will remain open, but users should be aware that sawyer crews and vehicles will be in the area. Signs will be in place to notify trail users of work in the area. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (970) 375-7321 or rec@DurangoGov.org