San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
Columbine RD Noah Daniels
Pagosa RD Fred Ellis
Dolores RD Dan Kaufenberg
The San Juan National Forest Fuels Management Staff are planning broadcast prescribed burns and pile burns this fall if an optimal weather window presents itself. Due to recent rains, fuel moistures may be too high to conduct broadcast prescribed burning projects. Pile burning may commence in early October.
For district-specific broadcast burn information, please visit the NEWS tab at the top of this page for associated news releases.
Reintroduction of fire is necessary to improve and restore vegetative conditions. This effort will reduce hazardous ground fuels, lessen the risk of unplanned large-scale wildfire, help restore ecosystems, and improve wildlife habitat. Prescribed fire also reduces the ladder fuels that can carry fire into the canopy, killing mature trees.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For information, visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
For additional information on planned burns, please contact the San Juan Public Affairs Officer at 970-422-3671.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Monday November 18th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Coordinates||37.279 latitude, -107.882 longitude|