The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Unit has lifted fire restrictions from federal lands in the San Luis Valley including the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Bureau of Land Management’s San Luis Resource Area, Rio Grande National Forest and Alamosa, Monte Vista, and Baca National Wildlife Refuges.  Recent moisture has reduced the fire danger throughout the Upper Rio Grande Watershed, but just a couple weeks of hot, dry weather could push the fire danger back into the very high to extreme levels.

Visitors to the San Luis Valley’s public lands are reminded to continue to be careful with fire and to make sure campfires are completely extinguished before leaving an area.