IPWA Volunteer Site
Stage 1 Fire Ban for Boulder County
A Stage 1 fire ban was issued yesterday in Boulder County. The following are some of the things prohibited:
1 Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire, or stove fire (including charcoal barbecues and grills);
2 Use of all fireworks;
3 Shooting or discharging firearms for recreational purposes, except for hunting with a valid and current hunting license;
For Details Visit: https://www.bouldercounty.org/news/boulder-county-enacting-stage-1-fire-restrictions/
The Colorado Department of Wildlife issued an updated Moose Warning bulletin after two women got stomped in Jamestown.
Adopt-A-Lake: Additional Information for Lake Reports
Mary Kalendovsky of the Forest Service has requested more information specific to camping areas around the lakes. We have added the request for more information when volunteers are going to be observing or doing light restoration work around the lake/camp areas. You will see this when scheduling your hike and when you input your report. We hope to expand on this as the hiking season progresses, to help in getting volunteer and Forest Service resources to the areas most in need.
Wilderness Information Specialist - slots available
We still have some slots available for the Wilderness Information Specialist program. As you may recall, this is the program where IPWA volunteers assist the USFS personnel in managing wilderness permits at the front desk of the office on Yarmouth. If interested in assisting, simply email to email@example.com
Watanga and Stone Lake Fires are Permitted
Around Watanga and Stone Lakes fires are permitted. Legal fire rings should be left intact in these areas.
Fires in Watanga and Stone Lake area are legal if they are more than 100 feet from a trail, lake or a stream.
IPWA Training Pre-work
Please take this amazing and FREE on-line training, “The Wilderness Act of 1964”.
To take the course copy this link in your browser http://provalenslearning.com/courses/carhart-interagency-wilderness-training-the-wilderness-act-of-1964
Then, select “Add to Cart”. From there it’s just like buying a new backpack on-line, you “proceed to checkout” and do not need to provide any credit card information as it is free. ..you will need to create an account, the course will show up in “My courses”.
I urge everyone to please take this course as it will be an invaluable resource.
Jonathan Brooks - USDA Forest Service, Wilderness and Trails Program Manager
Links to Wilderness Forest Service Rules
Brainard Lake Recreation Area Rules
Indian Peaks Rules
James Peaks Rules
Outside Wilderness Rules