Pierson Park Fuel Break
Across this project area, forest thinning and prescribed burning will occur where it will do the most good and where it builds off of existing opportunities for fire mitigation (such as historical burn areas, prior restoration, roads, ridgelines, etc.).
The Roosevelt National Forest is starting analysis on the Pierson Park Fuel Break Project, located south of Estes Park. Part of the overall strategy to confront the wildfire crisis along Colorado’s Front Range, this project aims to address overgrown and hazardous forest conditions along key National Forest ingress and egress roads. Strategically located between two watershed-scale forest health projects on National Forest System land, this project would serve as a critical link to allow firefighters to manage and contain fires in the area more effectively. Mitigation work, including mechanical and prescribed fire, would primarily occur along Pierson Park Road, Johnny Park Road and several other Forest Service road segments in the U.S. 36 corridor.
This project aims to address overgrown and hazardous forest conditions along key National Forest ingress and egress roads.
Decision signed by Forest Service – June 2023
Treatments will be conducted primarily along Pierson Park Road (FSR 119), Johnny Park Road (FSR 118), and Forest System Road segments to the northeast and southwest of U.S. Highway 36.
- Estes Valley Watershed Coalition
- Roosevelt National Forest – Canyon Lakes Ranger District