PSA: Fire Restrictions

In Carson National Forest
Taos Ski Valley
Friday, May 4th, 2018

On Monday, May 7, the Carson National Forest will enter stage 1 fire restrictions due to dry conditions.

Here are some guidelines to follow when visiting the Carson National Forest:

  • Fires, campfires, charcoal grills, and coal and wood stoves are allowed only in developed campsites or picnic areas where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided.
  • Campfires are prohibited at all undeveloped camping sites.
  • Stoves, lanterns or heaters fueled by propane or other liquefied petroleum fuel may be used in areas cleared of flammable materials within three feet of the device, if they meet the manufacturer’s safety specifications and have on / off switches.
  • Smoking is allowed only in enclosed vehicles or buildings and developed recreation sites.
  • Chainsaw use is permitted as long as they have spark arresters.
  • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forests.

The sunny weather is great for getting outside but remember to use caution when recreating on public lands throughout the fire season. To report a wildfire or smoke on the Carson National Forest, call the Taos Interagency Dispatch Center at 575-758-6208.

For more information, visit the Carson National Forest website here.

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