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Pinedale Online > News > October 2019 > Pile burning planned on Bridger-Teton National Forest in Sublette County
Pile burning planned on Bridger-Teton National Forest in Sublette County
Smoke may be visible at times
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
October 1, 2019

PINEDALE, WYOMING Beginning this week (beginning of October, 2019), the Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to burn piles of slash generated by timber sales, hazard tree removal, and fuel reduction work on the Pinedale and Big Piney Ranger Districts. This work will continue throughout the fall and winter as favorable conditions allow.

Piles to be burned are located in the following areas:
Big Sandy Lodge
Sylvan Bay Summer Home Community Pile
White Pine/2018 Force Unit #3
Upper Kelly Force Unit
New Fork Lakes Scout Camp
Red Cliff
N. Fork Fisherman Cr. Community Pile
Some South Fort Units
Sylvan Bay Piles
Surveyor Ridge
Some West Fort Units
Some East Fort Units
Some Sweeney Units
Sweeney Force Unit
Sweeney Repile Unit
Old Road Timber Sale
Cabins Post and Pole
Green River Lakes Lodge
Fence Debris Piles

Brief concentrations of smoke may be visible when crews ignite the piles. The overall duration of the projects will vary with weather conditions and may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Fire managers are also planning on burning the last Cottonwood II prescribed burn unit, located in Sjhoberg Creek on the Big Piney Ranger District in North Cottonwood area, this fall when conditions become favorable. For additional information about these burning operations, please contact the Big Piney Ranger District office at 307-276-5800.

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