Bureau of Land Management (BLM) burned 495 acres in the Animas City Mountain Prescribed Fire Project between May 8 and May 12th, 2023.  Animas City Mountain is immediately adjacent to the city of Durango, and this was the first prescribed fire project of its kind in such close proximity to the city. Both hand ignition and Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) were used to light the fire. This project is part of the BLM’s ongoing commitment to promote human health and safety while maintaining or enhancing forest and woodland health and function.

Animas City Mountain Prescribed Fire video