Brief by Central Staff
Land management – January 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine
Burn, Baby, Burn: The Elk Will Love It
If you see a helicopter shooting flames in the Hillside area this winter, it is not an attack from the New World Order.
Instead, it’s part of a controlled burn planned by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management on about 1,200 acres along Sullivan Creek south of the Cotopaxi Cut-off Road.
San Carlos District Ranger Cindy Rivera, based in Cañon City, explained that in days of yore, natural fires thinned the thick growth of oakbrush in the area.