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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

Scott Owen, Public Affairs
Phone: 970-422-2671

Lorena Williams, Public Affairs
Phone: 970-422-2939

Columbine RD Noah Daniels
Phone: 970-884-1430

Pagosa RD Fred Ellis
Phone: 970-264-1541

Announcements — San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program

San Juan NF to conduct spring prescribed burning in Southwest Colorado Released: 3/7/2022
The San Juan National Forest is planning on conducting the following prescribed burns in Spring 2022, as conditions allow: Columbine Ranger District (maps below): VP1A NW (1318 acres) VP1B (672...
San Juan NF to conduct pile burning this fall and winter Released: 10/6/2021
 Durango, Colo., October 6, 2021— The San Juan National Forest plans to burn slash piles this fall and winter generated from forest thinning and timber sales. Forest thinning projects improve...
Prescribed Burn planned in Beaver Meadows and First Notch Area this fall Released: 9/23/2021
The Columbine Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 3,400 acres this autumn in the Beaver Meadows and First Notch areas of the San Juan National Forest to reduce the risk of catastrophic...
Ignitions Completed on Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn Released: 5/9/2021
Crews on the Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn successfully completed 448-acres of burning this afternoon. Both hand and aerial ignitions were used to conduct the low-intensity burn, located in the Boggy...
Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn resumes ignitions operations Released: 5/9/2021
Crews have resumed hand and aerial ignitions on the Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn, capitalizing on optimal conditions for a low-intensity burn. After accomplishing 70-acres before a rain shower dampened...
Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn suspended, will continue tomorrow, May 9th Released: 5/8/2021
 After desirable burning conditions in the morning, today’s Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn was suspended when a rain shower dampened fuels. Crews were able to accomplish 70 of the planned 946-acres...
Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn is underway Released: 5/8/2021
Thanks to favorable conditions, crews are proceeding with Boggy Draw Prescribed Burn. Hand ignitions began at 9:30 AM this morning on the 946-acre unit in the Boggy Draw area along NFSR 527,...
Prescribed Burn Planned May 8th for the Boggy Draw Area Released: 5/8/2021
After yesterday’s successful completion on the Haycamp Mesa Prescribed Burn, Dolores Ranger District plans to prescribe burn 946 acres in the Boggy Draw area (Unit 32) on Saturday along FSR 527 and...
Haycamp Mesa Prescribed Burn – May 7th Evening Update Released: 5/7/2021
 Crews successfully completed ignitions on the 1,162-acre Haycamp Mesa prescribed burn unit at 4:30 PM on May 7th and are currently patrolling the fire area. The burn was kept under control and...
Burning Operations are Proceeding on Haycamp Mesa Prescribed Burn Released: 5/7/2021
Conditions are favorable today to conduct burning on the Haycamp Mesa prescribed burn unit. This 1,162-acre burn unit located in the Haycamp Mesa area along NFSR 556 and NFSR 390, approximately 10...