Tag Archives: Routt National Forest

Voluntary Closures not Working for Forest Service

forest-service-signPermanent, seasonal closures for big game winter range are taking the place of voluntary closures in some locations near Steamboat on the Routt National Forest (RNF). Mandatory closures were part of the recently signed Steamboat Front Fuel Hazard Reduction and Habitat Improvement Project on the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears (HPBE) Continue reading

Forest Service Preparing for Slash Pile Burns

controlled-burns-300Cooler weather and snow in the mountains has prompted fire crews to begin preparations for slash pile burning at multiple locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming. Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain on the two National Forests, Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Planned for Routt National Forest

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. In total, the Little Snake North burn unit consists of 800 acres and is 32 miles north of Steamboat and five miles south of the Wyoming border. The project Continue reading

Huge Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down Near Steamboat

marijuana-leaf-300Two Mexican Nationals in the country illegally were arrested based on a Criminal Complaint when law enforcement found a large marijuana grow in the Routt National Forest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Routt County Sheriff’s Continue reading

Forest Officials Confirm Tularemia Case in NWCO

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest officials are urging visitors to pay special attention to wildlife and to keep an eye on their pets after a rabbit recently tested positive in the Bear River Corridor for the bacterial disease tularemia, better known as Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned Northwest of Walden

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn this month, approximately twenty miles northwest of Walden, in the area of Big Creek Lakes and Twisty Park. The Big Creek Lakes Prescribed Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned for South of Hayden

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are hoping to conduct a prescribed burn this week near the Indian Run State Wildlife Area in western Routt County, south of Hayden. The Indian Run Prescribed Burn will take place on the Yampa Continue reading

Forest Officials Removing Temporary Signs on Rabbit Ears Pass

routt-natl-forest-signStaff from the Routt National Forest began removing the marker poles for skier/snowshoe trails on Rabbit Ears Pass this past week. Trail users should be aware of their location at all times since some temporary signage will no longer be in Continue reading

Forest Officials Remind Residents Some Areas Off Limits to Motorized Use

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest officials would like to remind winter recreationists that they need to be aware of where they are on Forest lands, as regulations for usage vary widely east of Steamboat. Many areas are open to all forms of Continue reading

Snowmobile Trail Closed for Logging

routt-natl-forest-signA short stretch of groomed snowmobile trail will be closed this winter for logging operations near No Name Creek on a southeast portion of the Routt National Forest. Snowmobilers should prepare in advance to use alternate travel routes. Continue reading

Forest Visitors Asked to Avoid Certain Areas for Wildlife Purposes

forest-service-signA long-standing request for public involvement in big game, winter range management is being made by the Routt National Forest again this year. The U.S. Forest Service is asking recreational users to stay out of designated elk and deer winter range areas from November 15th to April 15th. Courtesy closure signage has been Continue reading

Conservation Project Completed on Routt County Property

BLMWestern Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek yesterday. The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens Continue reading