Tag Archives: National Forest

UPDATE: New Fire Starts, 3 Others Continue To Burn

Lightning ignited another fire in Northwest Colorado over the weekend near Maybell. The Pine Tree Fire was reported Saturday and as of Monday morning, had consumed more than 4,400 acres and was 0% contained.  The fire has Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

christmas-tree-outdoor-300For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt and White River National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat from the US Forrest Service office, or at the Rio Blanco County Clerks Office in Rangely. The BLM allows up to 3 Continue reading

Pile Burning In Routt And Medicine Bow National Forests

pile-burnWith fire season winding down in Northwest Colorado and South-central Wyoming, fire crews in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forrest are beginning to prepare for slash pile burning. There are hundreds of piles that need to be Continue reading

Forest Visitors Warned of Damaged Roads

forest-service-signAs the snowpack rapidly melts and National Forest roads open, the possibility for visitors encountering road damage caused by winter run-off is becoming more likely.  U.S. Forest Service crews are finding damage in a variety of areas and are addressing issues as soon as possible, either fixing the problem or Continue reading

Forest Service to Show Bark Beetle Movie

forest-service-signMany National Forest users and visitors have questions about the bark beetle outbreak that has swept through local forests over the last decade. A unique video series, being offered by the U.S. Forest Service explores how forests have changed, and showcases stories from the people who are responding to, and living with, Continue reading