San Juan National Forest

Prescribed burns to begin at Boggy Draw

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-August. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning-sparked 577 Fire at 35 acres

The lightning-sparked 577 Fire 10 miles southeast of Bayfield was listed at 35 acres Saturday evening, burning at low-intensity and is being managed to improve the health of the forest – clearing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burnouts on 441 Fire a success, Forest Service says

Firefighters were successful with burnout operations on the 441 Fire north of Durango on Missionary Ridge, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Favorable weather conditions allowed burnouts along...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanches leave path of destruction across popular trails

Across the San Juan Mountains, the barrage of avalanches this past winter has caused damage to popular recreational trails, prompting an extensive effort forest-wide to start the cleanup. The...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service declares Doe Canyon Fire contained

The 2,560-acre Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been contained, fire officials said. The fire will continue to smolder, but it will not grow, said Lorena Williams,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning sparks two small fires on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters with the San Juan National Forest are trying to reach two small, lightning-sparked fires, each less than one-tenth of an acre, burning on Missionary Ridge on Sunday afternoon. Chris...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest reopens roads near Doe Canyon Fire

Responsibility for management of the Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been turned over to the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest, and road...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

While smoke from wildfire isn’t dominating the skies in Southwest Colorado this summer, lightning has sparked blazes on Missionary Ridge and near Dolores. Fighting those fires can require...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doe Canyon Fire grows to 90 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek grew this weekend, but at low intensity. By Monday, the fire had scorched 90 acres in the San Juan National Forest east of the Lower Dolores River...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood manufacturer announces plan for mill near Dolores

A new wood manufacturing plant is being planned on property southwest of Dolores. Jeff Bunnell of Iron Wood Group LLC said the company is refurbishing a warehouse on Road T in Montezuma County that...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service analysis released on aspen logging project

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a draft Environmental Assessment for an aspen logging project. The proposed project targets mature aspen stands in five...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boggy Draw prescribed burn wraps up north of Dolores

A prescribed burn north of Dolores that created hazy skies Sunday across Southwest Colorado finished a day early, fire officials said Monday. A forest closure that began Saturday in the Boggy Draw...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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