Upper Cache la Poudre Wild and Scenic River


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The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and includes short grass prairie east of I-25. Headquarters are located in  Fort Collins, Colo., with district offices in Boulder, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Granby and Ault, Colo.

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Campsites seeing an increase in bear activity

West Lake campsire with Beark Resistent Food Storage Lockers

Colorado Parks & Wildlife and the United States Forest Service has observed increasing human-bear issues on Roosevelt National Forest Service campgrounds and areas where people are dispersed camping in Boulder, Clear Creek and Larimer Counties. See Colorado Parks and Wildife's full release and tips.

Fuels Mitigation Work Near Gross Reservoir Designated Camping Area Begins Aug. 5

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Fuels reduction work will begin on Aug. 5 in the Gross Reservoir Designated Camping Area on the Boulder Ranger District. Dispersed camping at the area will be affected through Aug. 16. During this time, dispersed camping opportunities will be limited and may need to be temporarily re-located as fuels reduction crews work in and around campsites. Signs have been posted at the campsites to notify visitors of about the project. See full release

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Magnolia Trails Project

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Learn about the decision and see highlights, maps and documents from the Magnolia Trails Project. Continue to follow this page for updates during implementatio...

Forsythe II Project Information

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The U.S. Forest Service's Boulder Ranger District is developing a proposed action to restore landscapes in the wildland urban interface near Nederland and Gross Reservoir.