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Work Begins on Pierson Park Project; Temporary Road Closure in Place

June 20, 2024

The Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest wants to inform residents that manual tree cutting within the Pierson Park Project area has begun along the Pierson Park (NFSR 119) and Johnny Park (NFSR 118) roads. Road reconstruction is also anticipated to begin soon. For safety reasons, Pierson Park Road will remain closed to motorized traffic. Find the closure order and map on our website. Mechanical tree cutting is expected to take place later…

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Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Completed

June 13, 2024

BOULDER, Colo. (June 13, 2024) – The Forsythe II Prescribed Burn project has been declared out, meaning that all broadcast burning work has been completed for the spring 2024 operational period. During this operational period, which began in early April, fire crews burned 186 acres in three…

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Salt Cabin Prescribed Burn Project Scoping Begins

April 25, 2024

Fort Collins, Colo, (Apr. 25, 2024) – The Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest has opened the scoping period for the Salt Cabin Prescribed Burn Project located south of Rustic and CO State Hwy 14. This project is a part of the overall…

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Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Could Take Place Mid-April

April 8, 2024

BOULDER, Colo. (April 8, 2023) – Firefighters on the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are once again monitoring conditions to begin operations on the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn area, located 7 miles southwest of Boulder and 5.5 miles east of Nederland, as soon as…

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Collaborating for More Resilient Forests: Burning across federal and private land boundaries in Northern Colorado

March 22, 2024

By Daniel Bowker, Forests Program Manager, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed As a member of the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed works with many organizational and community partners to increase the resilience of our forests and our watershed…

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Final Decision released for Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project

February 13, 2024

Fort Collins, Colo., (Feb. 13, 2024) – The Canyon Lakes District Ranger of the Roosevelt National Forest has signed the final decision for the Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project located in northern Larimer County. This collaborative, landscape-scale project is within one of the…

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2023/24 Pile Burning Plans for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest

November 10, 2023

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2023) – Fire managers on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are preparing for pile burning season in counties along Colorado's northern Front Range, including Larimer, Boulder, Gilpin and Clear Creek. Pile burning will occur throughout the winter and spring as…

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Recording: Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project Community Meeting – Nov. 9, 2023

https://youtu.be/Y7PImb8Yz38 In this virtual meeting US Forest Service staff from the Canyon Lakes Ranger District and local partners provide an update on the Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project. The Canyon Lakes Ranger District will utilize this project’s decision to implement a series…

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Webinar Recording: PODs Revision & Expansion Virtual Workshop (Nov. 6, 2023)

November 7, 2023

This workshop was hosted virtually on Nov. 6, 2023. Target Audience: Fire managers, interagency partners, line officers/Agency Administrators, and any NCFC partners interested in learning more about PODs and how they are developed. Potential Operational Delineations, or PODs, are a spatial planning framework in which…

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US Forest Service, National Park Service, Estes Valley Watershed Coalition to host informational meeting on pile burning

November 6, 2023

ESTES PARK -- As the first snows of winter arrive, foresters and fire managers are making plans for the pile burning season. Pile burning is an important tool used by public and private land managers to thin overgrown forests and reduce the potential damaging effects of…

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