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Forest service rescinds regional developed recreation closure and fire restriction orders

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Posted at 5:10 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 19:10:07-04

LAKEWOOD — On Friday, acting Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien announced that she has signed termination orders to rescind the regional developed recreation site closure and fire restriction orders effective May 20, 2020.

Local units will decide the operational status of developed recreation sites and fire restrictions after assessing conditions and working closely with local, state and federal officials.

Decisions will carefully consider local, state, and federal public health guidance, established fire restriction criteria, and staffing levels.

The USDA Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region includes 24 national forests and grasslands across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

The Forest Service reminds the community that good social distancing & COVID-19 practices are still in place when visiting the parks.