San Juan National Forest Re-Opening to the Public Thursday Afternoon as Rainfall Dampens Wildfire Risk

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Fire 416 in southern Colorado. Credit: Denver Post

The US Forest Service announced yesterday that the San Juan National Forest will reopen to the public on Thursday afternoon after the wildfire risk is downgraded.

The forest was closed to the public on 12th June, for the first time in its history, in an effort to prevent human-caused wildfire. Recent rainfall significantly decreased the risk of wildfires and the Forest Service are reopening trails, roads, and campgrounds.

Here’s the press release in full:

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Credit: US Forest Service
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Credit: US Forest Service

 

 


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