Visit Hayden Public Library to share, pick up gardening seeds
Those in need of seeds are welcome to stop by the Hayden Public Library and check out the seed library to pick up seeds. A seed library gives opportunity to people in the community to plant a garden without having to purchase the seeds and have leftovers. Drop by and donate leftover seeds to share with fellow gardeners. The library offers anything from flowers to vegetables and more. The seed library would like to thank all who have contributed in making this successful. Call 970-276-3777 with questions.
Prescribed burn to reduce wildfire risk, improve habitat
Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in May southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County.
“This prescribed fire will benefit the homes in the Seedhouse area by altering the surrounding fuels to provide better management options for future wildland fires,” said Fire Management Officer Kevin Thompson. “There will also be benefit to wildlife habitat by regenerating shrubs and aspen in the area. The Forest Service will be working with North Routt Fire Department throughout the project process.”
The Seedhouse Prescribed Burn will take place on Forest Service lands managed by the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District.
Crews will use drip torches to carry out operations over multiple days. Suitable weather and fuel moisture will determine the exact date of this burn. Operations will not commence unless conditions are favorable to implement a safe and effective burn.
Approximately 300 acres are targeted to reduce hazardous fuels and alter future fire behavior within treated areas along this portion of the Elk River corridor, which is located adjacent to private land at Hinman Park.
This particular burn unit is comprised of a mix of mountain shrubs, grasses and aspen. While smoke may be visible from some areas during burning operations, due to the overall light fuel type, it should subside each evening. U.S. Forest Service fire crews will monitor the burned area following operations until the fire is safely out.
For more information, call Kevin Thompson at 970-638-4170 or District Ranger Chad Stewart at 970-870-2149 or visit fs.usda.gov/mbr.
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