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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
Email: devin.wanner@usda.gov
Phone: 970-385-1219

Pagosa RD Fred Ellis
Email: fellis@fs.fed.us
Phone: 970-264-1541

Dolores RD Matt Traynham
Email: mtraynham@fs.fed.us
Phone: 970-882-6838

Highlighted Activity

09/15/2019 Prescribed burning complete on both Pargin and Brockover Prescribed Burns
Prescribed burning operations are now complete in both the Pargin Prescribed Burn and the Brockover Prescribed Burn on the San Juan National Forest The Columbine Ranger District has completed...
News - 09/15/2019
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Prescribed burning operations are now complete in both the Pargin Prescribed Burn and the Brockover Prescribed Burn on the San Juan National Forest


The Columbine Ranger District has completed prescribed burn activities in the Pargin Prescribed Burn, located east of Bayfield Colorado. Aerial ignitions and hand lighting over three days accomplished 5725acres of prescribed burning. Smoke will likely continue to be visible at times from Bayfield and along Hwy. 160, and will likely settle in low lying areas tonight. For more information, please contact the Columbine Ranger District at 970-884-2512.

Yesterday, the Pagosa Ranger District completed prescribed fire operations in the Brockover Prescribed Burn unit, in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area west of Pagosa Springs. Smoke will be visible from U.S. Highway 160, Bayfield, and the upper Piedra area. Smoke is expected to move northeast, but will settle into lower lying areas at night. For more information, contact the Pagosa Ranger District Office at 970-264-2268.

Earlier this week, the Columbine Ranger District completed prescribed burns in the southern part of Vallecito-Piedra area (total of 1,394 acres accomplished). The District will look for opportunities to conduct prescribed burns in the northern portion of Vallecito-Piedra into October.

Basic Information

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