The fire and fuels management program at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tries to protect ecosystems and communities. This critical work is accomplished by restoring fire's natural role in the environment and by reducing hazardous fuels.
Prescribed Burn October 2014
Prescribed burning operations are scheduled to being the week of October 13, however, fire managers must wait until specifically prescribed conditions are met.
Here are some resources about the prescribed burn:
Did You Know?
Some of the fossil plants found at Florissant fossil beds, like this maple seed, may have relatives that still live in Colorado.