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Public Land Managers Encourage Responsible Recreation

Public Land Managers Encourage Responsible Recreation

Everyone must care for Colorado’s outdoors Delta, Colorado, April 21, 2021 — Colorado’s mountains, trails, parks and back roads were flooded with an unprecedented number of visitors last year. Unfortunately, the crowds also damaged natural resources in a variety of...

Ouray County Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Ouray County Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Along with Ouray County and Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ouray will rescind stage one fire restrictions effective at 12:01am, Oct 2. Please continue to be cautious with any open burning.

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard is lifting fire restrictions effective Friday, October 2 at 12:01 am. The decision was made alongside partner agencies including federal lands, weather partners, and surrounding counties in order to avoid confusion when recreating...

GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, August 19, 2020 – At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific fuel...

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20th

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20th

Montrose, COLO.—The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 20 at 12:01 am. Seasonal high temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and resources committed at major fires across the state were the deciding...

Mill Creek Wildfire

Mill Creek Wildfire

Mill Creek Wildfire—Final Update Gunnison, Colorado, August 21, 2020 – Current Situation: Fire behavior was minimal over the last operational period allowing firefighters to maintain control of the fireline. Command of the Mill Creek fire transitioned to the Gunnison...

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Fire Restrictions Lifted in Part of Montrose County

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard will remove fire restrictions effective Friday at 12:01 am for the east side of Montrose County. The West End of Montrose County will remain in Stage 1 fire restrictions until further notice. The boundary of land that remains in...

National Park Service Rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions at Black Canyon and Curecanti

Gunnison, CO – At midnight Thursday, July 22, 2021, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Recent rains in the area have increased fuel moisture and lessened fire danger,...

GMUG Rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, July 22, 2021 — At midnight Friday, July 23, 2021, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for the entirety of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. Recent rains over much of the forest have increased fuel moisture and...

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire Ouray, Colorado, July 14, 2021 Name: Twin Sisters Fire Location: 1 mile NW of Ouray–Twin Peaks area Size: Approximately 1/10 acre–single tree Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 Around 8 p.m....

Fourth of July Weekend Wildfire Prevention Reminders

Montrose, Colorado, June 29, 2021 – As our nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, public land agencies encourage the public to be extra careful with campfires, where they are allowed and combustible materials to prevent human-caused fires. Western Colorado is...

6/27/21 Final Groundhog Park Fire Update

Name: Groundhog Park Fire Location: Two miles south of Los Pinos Pass off Forest Service Road 790 Size: Approximately 2 acres Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 4:00 pm June 26, 2021 Controlled: 10:58 am June 27, 2021 Threatened Structures: 0 The...

BLM Colorado and Utah fire crews respond to 43-acre fire in Southwest Colorado

 News Release Colorado Southwest District, Colorado FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2021 Contact: Shawn Reinhardt, Public Affairs Officer, 970-210-3837 BLM Colorado and Utah fire crews respond to 43-acre fire in Southwest Colorado MONTROSE, Colo. – Fire crews from the...

6/24/21 Update Groundhog Park Fire Update

Name: Groundhog Park Fire Location: Two miles south of Los Pinos Pass off Forest Service Road 790 Size: Approximately two acres Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 As of 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, the Groundhog Park fire is...

GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Forestwide

Delta, Colorado, June 23, 2021 — At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented for the entirety of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Previously, the Fruita Division and Uncompahgre Plateau were placed...

Groundhog Park Fire

Name: Groundhog Park Fire Location: 20 miles east of Lake City, CO Size: Approximately 1 acre Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 Around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, the Groundhog Park fire was reported approximately 20...

South Fork Fire Updates

6/11/21 3:3pm Update South Fork fire is 100% contained at 14 acres. Fire resources were able to secure the fire perimeter last night, and a few fire resources remain on scene to work hot areas within the interior. This will be the last update for the South Fork Fire....
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