Big Piney Ranger District to conduct prescribed burn in the Wyoming Range
Forest Service hopes to ignite burn on Wednesday, June 26th, weather permitting
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
June 25, 2019
The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on the Big Piney Ranger District in June, as environmental conditions become conducive.
Fire managers are hoping to burn the Cottonwood II Rx on the Big Piney Ranger District, in mid to late June. This 155-acre unit is located approximately 20 miles west of Daniel, WY on Sjhoberg Creek on the north side of North Cottonwood Creek drainage.
Objectives include, increase aspen stand regeneration, reduce conifer encroachment, increase forage conditions for wildlife habitat and reduce hazardous fuels build-up while restoring fire-adaptive ecosystems. This vegetation treatment is an interagency cooperative effort with Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Sublette County Unified Fire and Teton Interagency Fire.
Actual ignitions for these burns will depend on meeting strict parameters for weather and fire behavior conditions. Smoke will be visible in the immediate vicinity and may be seen from Hwy 191/189 during the ignition phase and for a short time after lighting has been completed. No closures are anticipated with these projects.
For more information on prescribed fire and fuels reduction projects, visit www.tetonfires.com or call the Pinedale Ranger District at (307) 367-4326.