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Please check Incident Information System Web Site (InciWeb) for the most up-to-date information about wildfires burning across the region

Bear facts: learning about bears before you come to the forest can help you avoid a confrontation.

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, may not fly in areas of National Forest System lands that have Temporary Flight Restrictions in place, such as wildfires, without prior approval from the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, visit the Know Before You Fly website.

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service's Non-Fire Work.

It is recommended to limit outdoor time when the air is thick with smoke. Visit AirNow to find out the Air Quality Index in your area.

Every Kid in a Park

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Calling all 4th graders, teachers and parents. From sea to shining sea, our country is home to gorgeous landscapes, vibrant waterways, and historic treasures that all Americans can enjoy. Starting in September, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good for free admission to all of America’s federal lands and waters -- for them and their families -- for a full year.  visit for details.


The Every Kid in a Park initiative is an Administration-wide effort among the National Park Service, Forest Service, Department of Education, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Kids Get Outside

This video is meant to inspire parents and kids alike to get outside and have fun playing; all while helping their mind and body at the same time. This video was made to try and improve the general health of children and bring families together in the natural world.

Working Together to Restore the Colorado Front Range

A group of land owners and managers in a group outside discussing forest restoration.

It started with a call from a concerned landowner living on Pine Country Lane, nestled in the foothills just west of Denver. Their home was sitting at the top of a hill in a tinderbox surrounded by dense forests dying from bark beetle and tussock moth invasions. That call was the catalyst to one of the most exciting restoration projects on the Colorado Front Range.



This Month in Forest Service History

Events that have helped shape the Forest Service in August and September. ...

Cross-Equator Collaboration

Recently, three land managers from the Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservacao de Biodiversidade, traveled to the United States to meet with the U.S. Forest Service.


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