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Liberty Prescribed Fire Information Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveNational Park ServiceRio Grande National ForestUS Forest ServiceGreat Sand Dunes Plans Prescribed Burn for Week of November 8  Overview: As part of Great Sand Dunes National Park’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, the park in partnership with Rio Grande National Forest, is preparing to conduct a prescribed burn on up to 3,300 acres near the park’s northern boundary. The project area is located south of Baca Grande Subdivision, and approximately three miles south of Crestone, Colorado. The project is planned from November 8-12, if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. These dates occur between hunting seasons and were selected to reduce impacts to recreational users on adjacent public lands where hunting is allowed. Hunting is not allowed within the national park where the prescribed burn will take place.What to Expect: On the days of the burn, firefighters will be in the area of ignitions…

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