Dinosaur National Monument Rescinds 2013 Fire Restrictions
Contact: Dan Johnson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, (435) 781-7702
Contact: Joe Flores, Fire Management Officer, (970) 374-3014
Dinosaur, CO – Acting Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced that all fire restrictions within Dinosaur National Monument have been lifted as of Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The cooler weather and significant rainfall in recent days has reduced the fire danger. Monument visitors are reminded to be cautious with fire as some areas may contain substantial amounts of vegetation that will dry out quickly once the sun returns.
Remember to smoke in cleared areas and extinguish all campfires with water and dirt until embers are cool to the touch. The use of fire by visitors in the monument is regulated to protect monument resources and visitors. Open wood fires are restricted to the monument-installed metal fire rings or grills within designated campgrounds and picnic areas. Campfires are permitted only within certain areas of the monument's backcountry. For more information on the fire regulations within Dinosaur National Monument and where they are permitted, please visit us on the web at www.nps.gov/dino or call us at (435) 781-7700. The monument thanks everyone for their cooperation during this high fire danger season.
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.