GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Officials are planning to burn up to 15,000 acres in the Uncompahgre National Forest.

GMUG Forest fire management officials plan to conduct the Cow Creek prescribed burn this fall. The burn could happen between September through October, and officials have planned to burn about 7,000 acres with the potential of up to 15,000 acres. The official project area encompasses Cow Creek, Calamity Creek and Indian Creek.

Officials remind the public not to call 911 or emergency services if smoke is visible in prescribed burn areas, posted on the GMUG Fire Info Facebook page.

Dispersed recreation may be impacted in the burn areas. GMUG staff will reportedly make personal contact with people to notify them of any closures.