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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 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...

2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

2020 was an unusual and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack...

Rio Grande National Forest plans to fell dead trees by Spruce Lakes

By Mike Blakeman Special to The SUN Spruce Lakes will be closed to camping and visitation from Sept. 6 through Sept. 12 while the Rio Grande...

Forest Service roads begin to open for season

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN To protect road surfaces and for public safety, many Forest Service roads are seasonally closed to wheeled motorized vehicles,...

Banded Peak Ranch: Final piece protected in Navajo River watershed

By Val Keefer The Conservation Fund This week, The Conservation Fund, Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and USDA Forest Service announced the permanent protection of the...

Jackson Mountain Landscape Project open houses scheduled

By Scott Owen | Forest Service The Pagosa Ranger District will host two open houses in April to invite the public to participate in a...

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...

Outdoor therapy: Wounded veterans hunt for healing

The effects of war can manifest in a variety of ways in those who have served on the front lines, among them physically and...