Two Aspen environmental groups will host a hike for the public into the site of a proposed prescribed burn in Hunter Creek Valley Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Wilderness Workshop and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies are organizing the visit. Anyone interested in attending should meet at parking lot for handicapped visitors and the 10th Mountain Hut System at the end of the north Hunter Creek Road. The U.S. Forest Service has granted permission for special use of the parking lot.
Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, said Forest Service officials who are planning the prescribed fire for next year will outline the general plan. The tour should be over by 6 p.m., he said.
The goal of the prescribed burn is to improve wildlife habitat, restore the historical fire regime and decrease the risk from a catastrophic wildfire.