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Burn Pit
 


Indian Mountain Burn Pit for Forest Slash
Updated May 21, 2015
 
The burn pit for forest slash is located on the Indian Mountain Metropolitan District’s (IMMD’s) property adjoining Sportsman’s Ranch on CR32. It has operated for a number of years. IMMD administers the pit, and the Jefferson-Como Fire Protection District (JCFPD) periodically burns the slash in the pit when there is adequate snow on the ground and low wind. Five subdivisions share in the costs of operation of the pit and assist in its oversight, namely, the Indian Mountain, Elkhorn Ranch, Lost Park Ranch, Buffalo and Stagestop subdivisions.
 
The objective of the burn pit is to provide a place for disposal of forest wood slash. This objective serves to encourage thinning of trees around structures and removal of dead and down or overcrowded trees to promote wildfire management in these subdivisions. This objective has been met with resounding success with hundreds of truckloads of forest slash being safely disposed every year.
 
Signage at the locked, gated entrance to the burn pit serves to limit the materials dumped in the pit to forest slash. No other materials are to be dumped in the burn pit. The pit is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from about mid May to about November 1, depending on weather conditions. Volunteers from the six subdivisions monitor dumping in the pit to assure that no materials other than forest slash are taken into the pit.
 
Please contact the IMMD office in the Community Center or reach the IMMD business manger via Email at indianmtn@hotmail.com or by phone at 719-836-9043 to obtain a permit to dump in the burn pit or to volunteer to take a shift monitoring the pit operations.
 
The Jefferson-Como Fire District will burn the accumulation periodically as weather conditions permit.  Please read this brief concerning smoke from these operations.