A planned 68-acre slash burning project on the Crooked River National Grassland has been cancelled due to winter weather.
Fire managers had hoped for a burning window today to remove juniper slash left over from a commercial firewood sale last year.
Weather conditions are too cold and wet to undertake the project today. Managers will look for another opportunity to carry out the project over the coming weeks.
The project area is located about 8 miles northwest of Prineville near Milepost 16 on Hwy 26, at the base of Grizzly Mountain.