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San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program

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

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Prescribed burns on the SJNF in 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

The San Juan National Forest accomplished successful implementation of all planned prescribed fires for spring, 2021 for a total of 3,131 acres. Fire and Fuels Management Staff from the Columbine, Dolores, and Pagosa Ranger Districts implemented prescribed fire while conditions allowed throughout April, completing operations the first week of May.

The Dolores Ranger District completed two prescribed fires, Haycamp Mesa for 1,162 acres and Boggy Draw for 518 acres.

The Pagosa Ranger District completed the 400-acre Brockover prescribed fire.

The Columbine Ranger District completed the Vallecito-Piedra prescribed fire for 1,051 acres.

Both hand and aerial ignitions were used to reintroduce fire within defined areas. These lower-intensity fires reduce hazardous ground fuels, lessen the risk of unplanned large wildfires, while improving wildlife habitat and forest health in the ponderosa pine stands.

Thanks to all our partners who helped make these prescribed fires a success and to all our communities for your support!

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday November 18th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM
Coordinates37.279 latitude, -107.882 longitude