The City of Boulder periodically conducts prescribed burns on open space, agricultural areas and water ditches to:
- Reduce fire danger for the community.
- Improve open space forest and grassland ecosystem health.
- Maintain agricultural water infrastructure.
Historically fire played a significant role in maintaining the ecological health of our forests and prairies. By introducing prescribed fires, the City of Boulder can restore the natural balance for Colorado’s fire-adapted ecosystems and reduce the amount of fuel in the forest during a wildfire.