TIF Dispatch Area Preparedness and Staffing

Current Indices – 10/21/2020 

FDRA

ERC

BI

Staffing Class

Prep Level

FDR

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
Teton 40 66.9 3L 2

 Moderate

34 38
Wind 47 61

3L

2

 Moderate

43 46
Wyoming 50 69.7 3H 2

Moderate

51 56.2

ERC = Energy Release Component G Model, BI = Burning Index, SC = Staffing Class, Prep Level/PL = Preparedness Level, FDR = Fire Danger Rating,

Fuels/Fire Danger page

 

The Jackson and Blackrock Ranger Districts will be moving forward with prescribed burn operations on the Taylor Mountain. The exact timing of these plans will depend heavily upon the previous, current and expected weather and air quality conditions. Fire Managers have been watching the weather closely and could start implementation of Taylor Mountain as early as Wednesday October 21, 2020.

The Taylor Mountain Prescribed Burn is located in the vicinity of Hidden Hills and Highland Hills  subdivisions south of Wilson WY. This burn could total up to 20 acres being accomplished approximately one to two acres a day. This will be a continuation of the fuels management efforts from last year, much like last year, where crews will be reducing ground fuel loading and ladder fuels through a combination of  tactics. Each day the ignited area will be extinguished reducing long term adverse effects to soil as well as minimizing smoke impacts to the adjacent public.

Flyer   Press Release   Map

 

map of units to be treated
Taylor Mountain Prescribed Fire

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions have been lifted on the Bridger-Teton NF as of Oct. 13. Fire Restrictions within Teton County (WY) have also been lifted.  Please be careful with fire and make sure to completely extinguish all cooking and warming fires as fire danger remains Moderate. Read Full Article here.

Fire Restrictions Lifted

The Bridger-Teton National Forest will be hiring seasonal positions for the 2021 summer season starting October 16 through October 26, 2020.

Grand Teton National Park will be hiring seasonal positions - Forestry Technicians, IA Dispatchers, and Biological Technicians later this fall/winter.  Stay tuned to tetonfires.com for updates as announcements open on USA Jobs.

2021 Seasonal Hiring

As the summer camping season progresses, this interactive guide shares tips for a portion of the Forest -- including advice for campfire safety that is helpful wherever you camp. Remember: know and follow fire restrictions.

 

Camping in the Jackson and Blackrock Districts

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

Cow Creek

43.3135, -110.5637
Wildland Fire

Smokehouse

43.8953, -110.0493
Wildland Fire

Holmes Cave Fire

43.82527778, -110.07388889
Wildland Fire

Tuffield Fire

42.2908, -110.8401
Wildland Fire

West Fork

42.4529, -110.8519
Wildland Fire