Decision Time for Public Lands

By Ron Sering As you drive west from Pueblo into the mountains, off to the northwest is a huge area of high desert. This includes the Gold Belt area and the Royal Gorge near Cañon City, as well as vast tracts of land along the U.S. Hwy. 50 corridor near Texas Creek, Cotopaxi and Howard. …

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Burn, Baby, Burn — the elk will love it

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.

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