Pawnee National Grassland: Dumping Trash is Illegal

Release Date: Jan 2, 2014  

Contact(s): Reghan Cloudman

GREELEY, Colo.– During the month of December, the Pawnee National Grassland saw two blatant disregards for our public lands. Large items were dumped on the Grassland. First a large hot tub was left on the west side of the Pawnee and then around Christmas a couch was dumped in the same location.

Each time crimes like this occur tax dollars must be spent correcting the situation instead of those dollars being spent on the management of Grassland resources.  The U.S. Forest Service asks the public to help curb this illegal activity.  If you see suspicious activity happening on the Pawnee National Grassland or have information regarding these recent crimes, please contact Law Enforcement Officer Terry Baxter at 970-295-6719.

Dumping trash from private property on to federal land is a $500 fine and could include a court appearance and additional expenses to cover the cost of removing the trash.  Other charges could also apply, such as driving on closed roads or off-road.

Please help the U.S. Forest Service maintain and protect the important resources of the Pawnee National Grassland.