Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Public Information: Royal Gorge Field Office
Phone: (719) 269-8500
Name: Media Inquiries: Brant Porter
Phone: (719) 269-8553
BLM Enacts Fire Closure Order on BLM Lands in Boulder and Larimer Counties
CAÑON CITY, Colo. – Due to unseasonably dry conditions and extreme wildfire activity across the northern Front Range, all BLM-administered lands in Boulder and Larimer counties managed by the Royal Gorge Field Office will be temporarily closed to entry.
“This unusual step is being taken due to concerns for public safety and to aid ongoing fire suppression operations.” said Royal Gorge Field Manager Keith Berger. “We hope that this action is short lived, and we intend to rescind these restrictions as soon as possible.”
The closure order prohibits anyone from entering BLM-administered lands in the Royal Gorge Field Office in Boulder and Larimer counties unless escorted by an authorized BLM official. The following persons are exempt from this order:
The Fire Order will be in place until November 3, 2020 unless rescinded earlier. In addition to criminal penalties, those found responsible for starting wildfires may also face restitution costs of suppressing the fire.
The Royal Gorge Field Office is currently under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for lands not covered by this order. For more information about current fire restrictions in the Royal Gorge Field Office, please visit the Rocky Mountain District Fire Restrictions page or call the Royal Gorge Field Office at (719) 269-8500.
The Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland also has fire restrictions and closures in place. Please visit their website or call the Forest Supervisor’s office at (970) 295-6600 for more information.
Hunters impacted by these closures should visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.