Coal Seam reseeding flights based at GS Airport |

Coal Seam reseeding flights based at GS Airport

Starting today, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will reseed areas burned by the Coal Seam Fire using crop-duster planes, according to Dick Weinberg, manager of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport.

The planes will be based at the Glenwood Springs Airport for the project, which will increase the number of landings and take-offs from the field during the daytime hours.

The planes will land at the airport and load up on water and seed, then fly over the burned areas and spray the mixture on the ground.

Land managers hope that the seeding project will help stabilize the burned slopes and lessen the risk of mudslides.

In related news, a pavement crack sealing project is slated for the airport’s taxiways and ramps beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14. The project is expected to take two days.

The airport will remain open for business, but pilots should be aware that taxiing aircraft may not drive over the newly sealed areas until they dry. Delays is using some areas could be as long as 40 minutes.

For information, contact the airport manager at weinberg@

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