Fire Prevention – Be Outdoor Safe

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Eldorado National Forest – 2020 Prevention Campaign

News Releases

August 12, 2020 - Smokey Bear Challenge: A record number of illegal campfires are occurring despite fire restrictions

July 30, 2020 - Surge in Forest Visitors Prompts Need for Prevention Team

July 21, 2020 – Forest Service Reminds Visitors of State-wide Campfire Restrictions

May 28, 2020 – Eldorado National Forest Takes Steps to Reduce Human Caused Wildfires


Media kit - Click here




Communication Resources

Prevention Showcase Flickr Album
Photos & video for public use with byline: photo/video courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

Eldorado National Forest Facebook page -
Includes posts & photos about fire prevention and outdoor recreation tips

Media Coverage

Forest officials stress importance of fire prevention, safety
KOLO8 – Sept. 2, 2020

Outside with Charlie: Campgrounds full
Mountain Democrat - Aug. 10, 2020

Eldorado National Forest sees surge of visitors amid coronavirus pandemic
ABC10 – Aug. 8, 2020

National forests packed: Here are some outdoor tips for restless visitors
KCRA – Aug. 8, 2020

Heading outdoors? New camping, parking restrictions in place amid pandemic
KCRA – Aug. 7, 2020 (note: regional story – ENF focus is on trash & responsible recreation)

El Dorado National Forest Reports Three Times as Many Illegal Campfires
KFBK – Aug. 6, 2020

Surge of visitors to El Dorado National Forest creating fire hazards, trash buildups
KCBS 13 - Aug. 6, 2020


Video PSA's

Public service announcements from the Eldorado National Forest posted on the forest Facebook page: 

Pack It In, Pack It Out
August 16, 2020

Know Before You Go: Trip Planning
August 16, 2020

Abandoned Campfires & Fire Restrictions
August 16, 2020

Parking on the Forest
August 15, 2020

Answering Nature’s Call
August 14, 2020

Don’t Trash the Water
August 6, 2020

Don’t Trash the Forest
August 4, 2020

Shoot Responsibly
July 29, 2020

Target Shooting is Allowed
July 29, 2020

What Fire Restrictions are in Effect?
July 25, 2020