FIRE RESTRICTIONS EASED FOR THE SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST BUT STILL IN EFFECT AT LOWER ELEVATIONS
DURANGO – Effective Friday, July 13, 2012, fire restrictions will be lifted at higher elevations and eased at lower elevations of the San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado. Updated maps, which show specific boundaries for the specific zones considered higher and lower elevation under the revised restrictions, will be available beginning tomorrow at National Forest offices in Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Durango, Dolores and Silverton, and posted online at: www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
Fire restrictions for higher elevations of the San Juan National Forest (Zone 2), which have been receiving more moisture, are hereby lifted; however, visitors are still asked to remain safety conscious in these areas.
Lower elevations of the San Juan National Forest (Zone 1) have received less moisture, so fire restrictions will be eased but remain in effect, as follows:
These changes pertain ONLY to the San Juan National Forest. For more information, contact the San Juan Public Lands Center at 970 247-4874.
Ann H. Bond
Public Affairs Specialist
SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
970 385-1219 (off)
970 799-1210 (cell)