This is just a heads-up from Jon Halverson, the Recreation Special Uses Administrator with the
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland
Canyon Lakes Ranger District-Pawnee NG Zone
Today we implemented fire restrictions on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District so they are now in effect for all units of the Arapaho-Roosevelt NF. They are, however, not in effect on the PNG and I am not aware of any move to put them in effect there but to be on the safe side, I checked with the Pawnee Ranger to see if he is still OK with NCR proceeding as planned next weekend. This was his response.
I was out there yesterday and I am not overly concerned today. We have a small chance for precip and cooler temps in the next few days which will make me feel better. But the west side of the Pawnee is considerably drier than the east side. The west side just had a red flag day and if this cooler wetter weather pattern doesn’t set in and we continue with low RH and higher winds, I will more than likely cancel next week.