Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.

 
 

White River National Forest offices close for National Day of Mourning in honor of President George H. W. Bush

December 4, 2018

White River National Forest offices close for National Day of Mourning in honor of President George H. W. Bush

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The White River National Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will close Wednesday, December 5, as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, December 6.

If you plan to visit, please follow “Leave No Trace” principles:

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Know before you go. Winter weather conditions exist across the forest, check the weather forecast and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations. Use good judgment and basic safety precautions when visiting the Forest. Although fire danger is decreased, campfire safety and prevention is always a priority. Never leave a campfire unattended, and make sure coals are cold to the touch before leaving the area.

Please note, Christmas tree permits will still be available for purchase on Dec. 5 at community vendor locations, for a list of vendor locations visit here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/whiteriver/christmastrees. Contact the Forest Headquarters at (970)-945-2521 for more information or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNF/ and Twitter:@WhiteRiverNews .

 

 

 





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