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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

County, Southern Ute and Forest Service entering stage 1 fire restrictions

By Clayton ChaneyStaff Writer Archuleta County, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) are entering into stage 1 fire restrictions. The...

Public land managers encourage responsible recreation

By Kim Phillips Forest Service Colorado’s mountains, trails, parks and back roads were flooded with an unprecedented number of visitors last year. Unfortunately, the crowds also...

Forest officials ask visitors to practice responsible recreation

By Esther Godson Forest Service San Juan National Forest recreation managers are planning for another busy season and exploring new strategies to help visitors have safe...

Prescribed fires successfully accomplished

By Esther Godson Forest Service The San Juan National Forest accomplished successful implementation of all planned prescribed fires this spring.  Fire and fuels management staff from the...

San Juan National Forest firewood permits on sale now

By Esther Godson Forest Service The San Juan National Forest began selling permits to cut firewood this year at select retail outlets across the Forest on...

San Juan National Forest welcomes new Pagosa District ranger

By Esther Godson Forest Service San Juan National Forest Supervisor Kara Chadwick is pleased to announce the selection of Josh Peck as the new district ranger...

Public comment sought on Colorado Roadless Area boundary modification

U.S. Forest Service The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), proposes to modify the South San Juan Adjacent, Turkey Creek and Winter Hills/Serviceberry Mountain...

Forest Legacy Program provides opportunity for private landowners to conserve forested lands

By Teddy Parker-Renga Colorado State Forest Service Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or...

Seasonally closed roads opening on the San Juan National Forest

By Esther Godson Forest Service The San Juan National Forest is beginning to open seasonally closed roads. The Pagosa Ranger District recreation staff have been assessing...

Public comments sought on Turkey Springs Vegetation Management project

By Esther Godson Forest Service The San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment for the Turkey Springs...