Forest Service

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

416 Fire Facebook Page

San Juan National Forest Fire Prevention Team Public Information Officer Anne Janik joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Wednesday morning for the latest on the 416 Fire burning north of Durango, as well as the newly-implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in the region. Click below to listen.

US Forest Service

San Juan National Forest is seeking public comments for an expansion of the Boggy Draw trail near Dolores.

Austin Cope

In other news, public lands agencies are allowing people to harvest Christmas trees as the holiday season begins.

US Forest Service

A lightning-sparked wildfire continued to burn Friday in the San Juan National Forest about three miles north of McPhee Dam near the Dry Creek Recreation Area.