safely and appropriately manage wildland fire in accordance with
and social goals.
UCR is composed of the Colorado River Valley and
Grand Junction Field Offices
of the Bureau of Land Management; Grand Valley Ranger
District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National
White River National Forest, and the Colorado National Monument.
over 4.5 million acres of land managed by participating Federal
agencies, the UCR is oriented along the Interstate 70 corridor
from the Continental Divide on the east to the Utah state line
on the west. Vegetation types in the area range from those
typifying high desert species such as native bunchgrasses,
sagebrush and various types of brush, to woodland species such
as pinyon-juniper, aspen and mixed conifer species at higher
The UCR is
divided into three management zones with offices in Grand Junction,
Rifle, Eagle, and Minturn. The ground resources include
9 engines, 2 initial attack squads, and
Junction Interagency Dispatch Center is located at the Grand
Base, and is referred to as the Grand Junction Air Center.
The Interagency Dispatch Center provides incident support
to the following interagency partners:
Colorado River Fire Management Unit, Grand Junction
BLM Field Office, Colorado River Valley BLM Field Office,
White River National Forest, Grand Valley District of the
Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests.
National Monument, National Park Service.
State Forest Service, Grand Junction and Granby Districts
representing Eagle, Mesa, Garfiled, Summit, Pitkin, and Rio
The Grand Junction Air Center provides tactical aircraft resources
(airtankers, smokejumpers, lead planes, and air attack) for initial
attack and large incident support to dispatch centers in western
Colorado and eastern Utah, as well as supporting national requests
Map of Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit
Junction Air Center Dispatch Page
Zone Fire Management
BLM Grand Junction Field Office
Colorado River Valley Field Office
White River National Forest
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest
Colorado National Monument