Sheriff Brett Schroetlin stated, “We followed the fire science into restrictions and our matrix works the same way for assessing this science when we reduce restrictions as well. We are reminding the public who will use fire for recreation or other reasons to exercise safe practices for making an area safe to have a fire, fully extinguish it, and report any unattended fires.”
Help us prevent wildfires and become a steward of these places we all must care for by checking the official source.
• Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/knowbefore
• Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests at www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbr/fire/?cid=FSEPRD889210
• Bureau of Land Management Northwest District www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-information/colorado/northwest-district
What are Fire Restrictions?
Fire restrictions can originate from many places. Federal agencies such as the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service can impose restrictions on the public land they manage. Individual states can impose restrictions on state-managed land. Counties may impose bans on private lands within county borders. Confusion can result from the multiple agency jurisdictions, especially when adjacent lands have different restrictions depending on the administering agency.
Colorado Office of Emergency Management’s Interactive Fire Map. Click on the map of current Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings in the State of Colorado or scroll down to view “Grand County” on the left of the page.