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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
Email: Scott.Owen@usda.gov
Phone: 970-422-2671

Lorena Williams, Public Affairs
Email: lorena.williams@usda.gov
Phone: 970-422-2939

Columbine RD Noah Daniels
Email: noah.daniels@usda.gov
Phone: 970-884-1430

Pagosa RD Fred Ellis
Email: fred.ellis@usda.gov
Phone: 970-264-1541

News Releases — San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program

Prescribed burns planned for the Dolores Ranger District Released: 4/25/2022
DOLORES, Colo., April 21, 2022—The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns potentially starting in late April. Burning operations will...
San Juan NF to conduct pile burning near the Chicken Creek Area Released: 1/19/2022
This Thursday, Jan 20, 2020, the Dolores Ranger District Fire and Fuels staff plan to burn slash piles near Joe Moore Reservoir. The project is situated in Montezuma County, in the Millwood/Chicken...
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 forest...
Forest Service to conduct prescribed burns in the Pagosa Ranger District Released: 9/30/2021
   Pagosa Springs, Colo., September 30, 2021– The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 400 acres this autumn in the East Monument Road (Forest Service Road 630) area of the...
Prescribed burns planned this fall in the Dolores Ranger District Released: 9/24/2021
Dolores, Colo., September 24, 2021– The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is planning to conduct several prescribed burns this fall,  starting as soon as late September...
Prescribed burn planned in Beaver Meadows and First Notch Areas this Fall Released: 9/23/2021
Bayfield, Colo., September 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...
Prescribed fires successfully accomplished across the Forest Released: 5/17/2021
Ahead of the predicted active fire year, these projects reduce the risk of unplanned large wildfires  Durango, Colo., May 17, 2021—The San Juan National Forest accomplished successful...
Prescribed Fires Planned on Dolores and Pagosa Ranger Districts Late April Released: 4/23/2021
Durango, Colo., April 23, 2021 — The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores and Pagosa Ranger Districts are planning to conduct prescribed fires starting the week of April 26th. Burning operations...
2021 Pagosa Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update Released: 4/9/2021
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., April 9, 2021 — The San Juan National Forest’s Pagosa Ranger District is planning to conduct a prescribed fire starting in late April. Burning operations will take place...
2021 Dolores Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update Released: 3/17/2021
DOLORES, Colo., March 17, 2021—The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in April. Burning operations will take place over...