Forest Service Seeks Comments on Regulations in the Decker Fire Burn Area.

News Release
Media Contact: Jim Pitts
(719) 539-3591
[email protected]

Forest Service Seeks Comments on Regulations in the Decker Fire Burn Area.
SALIDA, Colo., May 19, 2020 – The U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest - Salida Ranger District welcomes comments on a proposal which would reopen Bear Creek Road (101) and Methodist Mountain Road (108) to motorized vehicles, yet would prohibit camping along these roads and within the Decker Fire burn area for up to five years. Both roads have been closed to all motorized vehicles since November 2019, per emergency special order (PSICC-2019-36). The proposal would allow single-track motorized access only on Bear Creek Road. Pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle use of the roads and trails within the area would still be permitted.
The intent of modifying and extending the order is to provide access to public lands and trailheads while maintaining public safety. Public safety concerns include flooding, rolling rocks and falling trees due to post-fire conditions and seasonal thunderstorms. For detailed information please visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=58175
If you have information you feel the Forest Service may not be aware of, or have questions or concerns about potential effects of the proposed action, please send them in writing to: James Pitts, District Ranger, USDA Forest Service, Salida Ranger District, 5575 Cleora Rd., Salida, CO 81201; Fax to: 719-530-2160; or email to [email protected]
Comments should be received by May 25th, 2020 in order to be most helpful in the analysis.
Thank you for your continued interest in the management of National Forest System lands.

Pike & San Isabel National Forests
Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
Salida Ranger District
5575 Cleora Road
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-3591
District webpage


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