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CONTROLLED BURN PLANNED NEAR LAKE GEORGE FAIRPLAY, Colo., October 2, 2006… The Pike and San Isabel National Forests-South Park Ranger District is preparing for controlled burning in the Sledgehammer East Project near Lake George. (USFS, October 2, 2006)

PRESCRIBED BURNS SCHEDULED NEAR DENVER The USDA Forest Service-South Platte District plans to conduct two large prescribed (area) burns this fall on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests 15 miles southwest of Sedalia. (USFS, September 29, 2006)

FIRE DANGER HIGH FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND With the big Fourth of July weekend approaching, the Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) want visitors to realize that the fire danger remains high. (USFS, June 30, 2006)

CURRENT EXCEPTIONS TO STAGE II FIRE BAN IN PARK COUNTY On June 28, 2006, the Park County Sheriff issued a memorandum to the County's Stage II Fire Ban restrictions. (June 28, 2006)


LIGHTNING & WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS WEEK STARTS Governor Bill Owens has declared June 18 through 24 Colorado Lightning & Wildfire Preparedness Week noting that, the key to understanding the dangers of lightning and wildfire is through education and awareness. (CBS4 Denver, June 18, 2006)

FIRE DANGER POINTS TO ACTIVE SEASON - Although recent showers in some areas have moistened fine fuels, such as twigs, pine needles and grasses, large fuels such as branches, logs and downed trees are still very dry inside and will burn with great intensity. (USFS, May 11, 2006)

FIRE RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC LANDS - Beginning Monday, May 1 at 8 a.m., Stage 1 Fire Restrictions were placed on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Comanche National Grassland (PSIC) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) east of the Continental Divide (May 2, 2006)


FIRE DANGER VERY HIGH – FIRE MANAGERS URGE CAUTION Forest and grassland visitors are encouraged to call their local Sheriff's department for up-to-date information on fire conditions and possible restrictions. (April 14, 2006)

FIRE PREVENTION WORKSHOP The US Forest Service and the Middle Arkansas Wildfire Prevention Partners (MAWPP) are pleased to announce the upcoming Southern Colorado Wildfire Prevention Workshop on April 28th and 29th, 2006. (April 7, 2006)

FINAL DECISION ON GOLD CAMP ROAD COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…The U.S. Forest Services has issued a final decision and a Preferred Alternative relating to the future management of an 8.5-mile section of Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs. (USFS, March 31, 2006)