Here in Routt County, local and visiting children have access to a robust and growing environmental education program.
Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.
Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.
The South Fork Fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area this week was still an estimated six acres in size Friday.
Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes
The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
Areas in and around the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area have been closed because of a lightning-caused fire that was discovered Tuesday.
BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado
The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.
A helicopter geared to drop water is coming in to help contain the lightning-caused fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.
North Routt County residents may see smoke from a wildfire burning in a remote part of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.
Six Denver high schoolers are trading technology for the environment as part of The Nature Conservancy's annual internship program in Routt County.
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties late Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.
Unusual winds from the northeast ushered in smoke to the Yampa Valley Tuesday evening.
The North Routt Fire Protection District is hoping for the safe return of a flag that recently was stolen from their fire station in Clark.
Lynn Barclay, of the Northwest Fire Management Unit in Craig, issued a cautionary note Tuesday afternoon that fuel conditions in our part of the state are changing for the worse.