Recent snow, rain and chilly temperatures have pushed back plans to start spring prescribed burning in the Methow Valley Ranger District.
According to Meg Trebon, the Ranger District hoped to start work on the 770-acre Deer unit in Little Bridge Creek, about 10 miles west of Twisp.
The weather has also prevented the start of projects in McFarland Creek – west of Methow – and Leecher Creek.
She said that depending on the weather this weekend, burning could begin on Monday.
Prescribed burning is done to reduce fuels that could feed wildfires during the summer months.
For more information, call the Ranger District at 996-4032.