The National Park Service has a new fire management plan in place for the Colorado National Monument that may help the ecosystem. Wild land use fires are fires that are naturally ignited. Under the new plan monument officials can choose if they want to let these fires burn. Use fires play a natural role in promoting vegetation. Fire Information Officer Larry Helmerick says there are many benefits to the new plan adding that all wild land use fires will be closely monitored to ensure they're meeting resource objectives. If a wild land use fire is threatening resources, homes, or archeological sites it will be put out.
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