GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Oct 12, 2012 –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) notified the U.S. Forest Service that it has discovered isolated surface deposits of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) on portions of the valley floor at Camp Hale on the White River National Forest. White River Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has ordered a closure of the affected area (see map) until the known hazardous materials have been mitigated and/or removed. Supervisor Fitzwilliams has issued an...see full press release.
The Rocky Mountain Region announced it will be advertising more than 250 temporary positions throughout the Region’s National Forests and Grasslands starting Jan. 6, 2015. The initial recruitment is primarily for seasonal wildland firefighting positions. The Region comprises 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands, located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Click here for more information.
Thanks to the quick response of the Eagle/Holy Cross district and a small group of cavers, the broken ladder inside the access culvert at Fulford Cave has been removed and a new ladder installed. Fulford Cave is now open for use. Remember that access to all caves in Region 2 must be authorized through a mandatory registration system that is available online through the regional office. Click here to register.