United States Forest Service

Native of Mancos selected to lead San Juan forest

A Mancos native has been tapped as acting forest supervisor for the San Juan National Forest. Born and raised in Mancos, where his parents still reside, Ron Archuleta will assume his post on...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native of Mancos is selected to lead San Juan National Forest

A Mancos native has been tapped as acting forest supervisor for the San Juan National Forest. Born and raised in Mancos, where his parents still reside, Ron Archuleta will assume his post on...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Native of Mancos is selected to lead San Juan National Forest

A Mancos native has been tapped as acting forest supervisor for the San Juan National Forest. Born and raised in Mancos, where his parents still reside, Ron Archuleta will assume his post on...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Can U.S. Forest Service shift fire focus?

For years, Davey Pitcher pushed federal foresters for permission to protect trees just outside of his family’s Wolf Creek Ski Area from the invasion of the spruce beetle. Even though local...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service offers firewood, scenic tips

Colder days and nights are just around the bend, and permits to cut firewood on public lands in southwestern Colorado are now available. The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect smoky skies from planned prescribed burns

Fire managers on the Dolores Ranger District plan to conduct up to four prescribed burns on the San Juan National Forest within the next month. The goals are to return fire as a natural process to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee ramp to lose flush toilets

Users of McPhee Reservoir's main boat ramp will no longer be able to enjoy the benefits of flush toilets in the coming years. Amid concerns that the restrooms' outdated pumps and aging...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

A stable environment

The erosion mats and wattles that Western Excelsior manufactures in Mancos are used around the West to stabilize the soil around road projects and new developments. This summer, they've been used...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

McPhee ramp to lose flush toilets

Users of McPhee Reservoir's main boat ramp will no longer be able to enjoy the benefits of flush toilets in the coming years. Amid concerns that the restrooms' outdated pumps and aging...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

A stable environment

The erosion mats and wattles that Western Excelsior manufactures in Mancos are used around the West to stabilize the soil around road projects and new developments. This summer, they've been used...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Forest ranger’s goal: Halt march of beetles

Dead or dying trees along U.S. Highway 550 north – rust-colored stains on an otherwise verdant landscape – are telling Matt Janowiak something he doesn’t want to hear – bark beetles are at work....

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Precedents rut battle over county road jurisdiction

Claiming county jurisdiction over U.S. Forest Service and BLM roads may not be as simple as writing up a resolution saying it is so, according to a legal report presented to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News