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San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program

Unit Information

San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

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Incident Contacts

Devin Wanner
Phone: 970-385-1219

Pagosa RD Fred Ellis
Phone: 970-264-1541

Dolores RD Matt Traynham
Phone: 970-882-6838

Highlighted Activity

11/01/2019 Dolores Ranger District Plans to Burn Slash Piles
Dolores Ranger District Plans to Burn Slash Piles Contact:   Telephone:  970-882-6838   DOLORES, Colo., October 28, 2019 – The San Juan Forest Dolores Ranger...
News - 11/01/2019
View of Pargin Rx from Fosset Gulch RoadImage options: [ Full Size ]

Small pockets of fuel continue to burn in the Pargin prescribed burn area putting up smoke which is visible from Highway 160 East of Bayfield. Fire activity is well interior, and is not threatening any control lines. Fire personnel are staffing the burn to monitor fire behavior and spread. The Pargin prescribed fire activity continues to meet management objectives consuming heavy concentrations of dead and down fuel. This activity reduces the chance of future catastrophic wildfire spread and improves habitat for wildlife.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday August 12th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM
Coordinates37.279 latitude, -107.882 longitude