San Juan National Forest Rescinds Stage 3 Restrictions Jun 21, 2018 | Fire News , Forest Service , Ouray County , San Miguel County | 1 comment Search for: United States Forest Service Lands Fire Restrictions. Please share this information liberally. For information on the San Juan National Forest, call (970) 247-4874, visit the forest website, or follow us on social media (Twitter and Facebook). USFS Pike and San Isabel National Forest. The San Juan National Forest will reopen to the public Thursday after being closed for more than a week due to two wildfires and extremely dry conditions. Dolores, CO 81323 The San Juan National Forest thanks forest visitors who are following the current fire restrictions. This means that beginning on October 28, visitors to the forest may have a campfire. STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT. san juan national forest to ease fire restrictions near pagosa springs Due to the arrival of monsoonal weather patterns and lowering of fire danger, the San Juan National Forest will eliminate fire restrictions at higher elevations, and ease fire restrictions at lower … Rocky Mt. Click Here for Official Restriction Order Documents _____ Resources. San Juan National Forest Remains in Fire Restrictions. A San Juan County news release said the hikers were situated above the trailhead in the South Mineral Creek area when the fire erupted about 1 p.m. Monday and were evacuated by helicopter. The Ice Fire burning in San Juan County has grown to an estimated 500 acres. The San Juan National Forest has experienced a remarkably clear and smoke-free summer – so far. Positions in wildland fire will be open first for applications (starting November 16th – 26th). Click Here for Official Restriction Order Documents _____ Resources. by Special to the Post | Oct 28, 2020 | Environment/Recreation. Our community can prevent unwanted human-caused fires. The Pagosa Daily Post welcomes submissions, photos, letters and videos from people who love Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Until rescinded, the following is prohibited: Durango, Colo., May 29, 2020 – Fire Restrictions will remain in place on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including wilderness.Forest Order SJ-2020-04 will go into effect on May 29, 2020 and will remain in … However, it has been hot and dry for several weeks now – southwest Colorado saw a below-normal summer monsoon, and this has increased the potential for new fire starts. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave. Resources to help you prepare for an emergency: Our team includes full-time firefighters and part-time support from employees in other resource areas, and we work year round with partners to combat wildfire while also using fire as a tool for ecological restoration. (970) 247-4874, Columbine Ranger District These include, locally, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre Gunnison National Forests, the White River National Forest and the San Juan National Forest. April 7, 2020 The USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Region has ordered the temporary closure of developed recreation sites along with the implementation of fire restrictions throughout the Region to align with local, state and federal orders and guidelines to protect public health and safety. Precipitation Allows GMUG to Lift Fire Restrictions October 26, 2020; Precipitation Allows GMUG to Lift Fire Restrictions October 26, 2020; Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions October 22, 2020; Ouray County Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions October 2, 2020; Public Land Agencies Rescind Stage 1 Fire Restrictions October 1, 2020 29211 Highway 184 For more information on Forest Service fire restriction orders, please contact the San Juan National Forest at 247-4874. Recent Fire News. The majority of the San Juan National Forest has received measurable rain and snowfall, and fire danger has moderated. The San Juan National Forest will begin to open specific developed recreation sites on May 22nd. Send to pagosadailypost@gmail.com. USDA Forest Service In spite of the rain, snow, and increased humidity, San Juan National Forest officials remind visitors to always practice fire … This means that beginning on October 28, visitors to the forest may have a campfire. Every campfire should be put DEAD OUT before leaving it. RIO GRANDE NATIONAL FOREST : Stage I fire restrictions on the Rio Grande National Forest that went into effect on Thursday, August 20th are still in effect . Fire managers are very pleased with the positive response and public cooperation in adhering to this year’s fire restrictions. Brighter Than Flames Video: A tribute to the fire fighters of the 416 Fire from Music in the Mountains, Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/sanjuan/fire, Fire Danger Levels and Restrictions (Stage I-III) Explained, 10/27/20 Fire restrictions lifting October 28 on San Juan National Forest, Additional surrounding County and State Park fire restrictions, Rocky Mountain Area Fire Restrictions Map, USDA Forest Service Wildfire Risk to Communities, San Juan National Forest COVID-19 Updates, Current Fire Restrictions: NONE, as of 10/28/20. Active Fire Restriction Documents; Active Wildfires and Projects “While fire danger has moderated enough to rescind fire restrictions, it doesn’t mean fire danger is completely gone.”. Your cooperation helps save lives and property. Indicate that you would like to share your letter with our readers. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest were rescinded at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 28. Fire restrictions remain in place on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including wilderness. P.O. USFS Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Forest. (970) 264-2268. In spite of the rain, snow, and increased humidity, San Juan National Forest officials remind visitors to always practice fire … Information collected by the Forest Service BAER teams is shared with other Federal, State and local emergency response agencies so they can provide assistance to communities and private land owners who may also be affected by potential post-fire damage. Job seekers interested in wildland fire jobs on the #SanJuanNF can refer to the outreach attached for specific openings, contact information, and can attend the virtual job fair to ask any questions. San Juan National Forest in western Colorado closed this week due to a fire that has consumed 22,000 acres since June 1. Active Fire Restriction Documents; Active Wildfires and Projects No one, except those specified below, is allowed into the national forest. Pelzter Pines Reopens As Bond Fire Travel Restrictions Canceled - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Is hewing and hauling your Christmas tree part of your family's tradition? Information on fire restrictions and bans can change rapidly. Call 970-903-2673 or email pagosadailypost@gmail.com, The Pagosa Daily Post is published by Bill Hudson Productions, PO Box 2152, Pagosa Springs CO 81147. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are welcome. USFS White River National Forest. As a result, on Friday, June 15, 2018, all Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State of Utah and unincorporated private lands in the following areas will increase fire restrictions: State lands and unincorporated private lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan … Similar restrictions on the Manti-La Sal National Forest were also lifted on Nov. 1. 15 Burnett Court San Juan National Forest Developed recreation sites on the Columbine Ranger district that are within San Juan and La Plata County will remain closed. Sign up for Public Alerts To receive emergency notifications on Nixle, text 81433 to 888-777. 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SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST: Stage I fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest that went into effect on Thursday, August 20th have been rescinded as of October 28, 2020. Fire Danger is Very High as we approach the holiday weekend. View San Juan National Forest Burned Area Emergency Response reports. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest will be rescinded at 12:01 a.m. on October 28, 2020. Use the Drop–down menu to go to Special Order pages for each Region 2 national forest or national grassland. The Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program addresses these situations on Forest Service lands with the goal of guarding the safety of Forest visitors and employees and protecting Federal property, water quality, and critical natural or cultural resources from further damage after the fire is out. Infrared mapping was conducted overnight, showing the growth in the blaze, according to San Juan National Forest spokeswoman Esther Godson. This map does not provide information on federal restrictions within lands managed by the USFS, BLM or NPS. USFS Routt National Forest. After Monday, any further updates will be provided by the San Juan National Forest Public Affairs Office. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest were rescinded at 12am today, October 28. This means that beginning on October 28, visitors to the forest may have a campfire. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest … Fire restrictions remain in effect. A U.S. Forest Service news release states that “local units will decide the operational status of developed recreation sites and fire restrictions after assessing conditions and working closely with local, state and federal officials.” USFS Gunnison National Forest. In spite of the rain and increased humidity, San Juan National Forest officials remind visitors to always practice fire safety. Lower elevations, known as Zone 1, have been upgraded to stricter Stage 2 restrictions and higher elevations, or Zone 2, are now under Stage 1 restrictions. In spite of the rain, snow, and increased humidity, San Juan National Forest officials remind visitors to always practice fire safety. Fire restrictions in place since June 12 in the Bureau of Land Management Canyon Country Fire Zone were lifted on Nov. 1. Visitors are encouraged to practice these principles of outdoor fire safety: All offices on the San Juan National Forest are conducting business and providing services virtually. For more information on Forest Service fire restriction orders , please contact the San Juan National Forest at (970) 247-4874, visit the forest website , or follow us on social media ( Twitter and Facebook ). The park covers over 1.8 million acres across the state and is now under Stage 3 fire restrictions. San Juan National Forest thanks Forest visitors who are following the current fire restrictions. Bayfield, CO 81122 Fire Restrictions remain on San Juan National Forest There is a ban on all campfires, charcoal grills and smoking outside of vehicle (see 05/2020 News Release).). USFS San Juan National Forest. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest will be rescinded today, Thursday, July 30. The majority of the San Juan National Forest has received measurable rain and snowfall, and fire danger has moderated. (970) 882-7296, Pagosa Ranger District San Juan National Forest Headquarters The San Juan National Forest is hiring numerous temporary positions for next field season (2021). San Juan National Forest. This means visitors to the forest may have a campfire. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest were rescinded at 12am today, October 28. USFS Roosevelt National Forest. USFS Moab and Monticello ranger districts of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, areas within Grand and San Juan counties in Utah, and Mesa and Montrose counties in Colorado. Yesterday, the fire was estimated to be about 320 acres. USFS Arapaho Forest. Durango, CO 81301 The zone covers the Moab and Monticello BLM Field Offices in Grand and San Juan counties. Reverse 911: One of the best ways you can help your neighbors is to make them aware of how to sign up for emergency notifications. “Forest visitors need to remain diligent and prevent human-caused fire,” said Richard Bustamante, Fire Staff Officer for the San Juan National Forest. As of Monday, other national forests with fire restrictions included the Arapaho, Roosevelt, Rio Grande, San Juan and some parts of the White River. San Juan NF Fire Information Line (970) 426-5491: During fire season, this phone line will provide pre-recorded information on current wildfire conditions and restrictions for the San Juan National Forest. Fire restrictions are in effect. Fire restrictions are now in effect for the entire San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado. Our community can prevent unwanted human-caused fires. Box 439 DURANGO – Due to the arrival of monsoonal weather patterns and lowering of fire danger, the San Juan National Forest will eliminate fire restrictions at higher elevations, and ease fire restrictions at lower and middle elevations on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The majority of the San Juan National Forest has received measurable rain and snowfall, and fire danger has moderated. SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST TO EASE FIRE RESTRICTIONS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013 . This means that beginning today, visitors to the forest may have a campfire. The most current information can and should be obtained from your local county sheriff or the forest service. Box 310 Surrounding Areas (by land jurisdiction): San Juan NF Fire Information Line (970) 426-5491: During fire season, this phone line will provide pre-recorded information on current wildfire conditions and restrictions for the San Juan National Forest. 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