Prescribed Burning in October
Fire crews plan to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13. This alert banner will be used to communicate whether or not burning is taking place on any given day. More »
The National Park Service (NPS) mission is to protect and preserve the lands it manages for the enjoyment of future generations. Guided by this mandate, the fire management program focuses on restoring and maintaining natural processes associated with fire, while protecting human life and property. To help in achieving these long-term goals, the NPS has a comprehensive fire management program including hazardous fuels reduction, prescribed fire, wildland fire for resource benefit, and wildland fire suppression. The following policies guide the NPS in their fire management activities.
NPS Directors Order 18 - Wildland Fire Management (DO-18) 1998
NPS Reference Manual 18 - Wildland Fire Management 1999
NPS Management Policies 2006
National Fire Plan 2000
Did You Know?
More than 220 national park units preserve fossils! However, only 9 units were specifically set aside to protect fossils and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is one of those!