• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Prescribed Burn Postponed

    The prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13 has been postponed. If conditions and planning updates are met, the operation may still occur later the month or maybe spring. Check back for updates. More »

Fire Management

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
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plans to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land along the northern boundary adjacent to Teller County Road 1. The primary goal for the project is to reduce accumulated hazardous forest fuels and to create a buffer near the monument's northern boundary to help protect adjacent neighbors and communities.

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:

Press Release

Prescribed Burn Flyer

Map of Burn Area


 

Did You Know?

FLFO_palm frond

Although there are few known palm fronds from Florissant fossil beds, microscopic palm pollen has also been discovered. Palms are indicators of climate and suggest that the Eocene mean annual temperature was no less than 50°F.