TIF Dispatch Area Preparedness and Staffing

FDRA ERC BI FDR Forecast BI Forecast ERC Staffing Class Tomorrow's Response Level
Teton 24.2 22.8 M 24.6 25.4 2 Low
Wind 26.6 22.2 M 25.5 28.8 3 Low
Wyoming 26.3 23.5 M 26.3 28.5 2 Low

The Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) is seeking to fill a NTE 120 day detail/temporary promotion for a GS-0401- 9/11 Zone Fuels Specialist for the East Zone BTNF (Pinedale and Big Piney Ranger Districts). PDs for the position are FC5424/FC0274. Duty station may be either Pinedale, WY or Big Piney, WY.

Please respond to the Outreach by Oct 6th, 2023 for consideration. Targeted start date: October 23rd, 2023.

Position Outreach Notice


Zone Fuels Fuels Specialist Detail

topography map of Monument Ridge prescribed burn showing burn unitsBig Piney, Wyo. September 18, 2023—The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger Teton National Forest anticipates initiating the next phase of the Monument Ridge Vegetation and Recreation Management Project ("the project") later this Fall. The project area is located on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest near the town of Bondurant in Sublette County. The habitat/fuels treatment area is situated within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI): Monument Ridge borders the western edge of the treatment area, and the residential area along the Hoback River borders the eastern edge.

The project, proposed by the Sublette County Collaborative, is multifaceted: it encompasses fuels reduction actions within the wildland urban interface, wildlife habitat enhancement activities, and safety and access improvements for recreation. These activities will improve forest health, promote wildlife populations for elk, mule deer, and sage grouse, and provide sustainable recreation opportunities well into the future.

A prescribed fire is scheduled the first week of October 2023 on 2,150-acres north of the Monument Ridge Lookout and Hoback Guard Station (see map 1). The Forest Service prepared this area in 2020 by felling trees and allowing the fuels to cure during the intervening time, preparing an adequate fuel bed for the planned prescribed fire.

The Forest Service will implement the prescribed fire with weather and climate conditions to meet prescribed fire objectives.  The prescribed fire objectives are to treat the area in a mosaic pattern producing mixed severity results. These results create a complex mix of patches of different severity ranging from unburned patches to low severity patches where only ground fuels burn to high severity patches where canopy and ground fuels burn. These activities will enhance habitat by increasing forage (i.e., grass, forbs, and shrubs) and will stimulate aspen growth in areas where stands have declined due to the lack of wildfire disturbance. During operations, smoke may be visible from Jackson, Pinedale, and Big Piney: aerial resources will implement ignitions for a period of 3-5 days, with smoke expected for 1-2 days after ignitions. 

For more information call Big Piney Ranger District (307) 267-3375 or see https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/wy-tdc/home/information/prescribed-fires 

You can learn more about the Bridger-Teton and upcoming projects and proposals by following us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF  or Twitter X www.twitter.com/BridgerTetonNF.

Prescribed Burns Planned for Fall on Big Piney Ranger District

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is committed to developing and maintaining a highly skilled workforce for wildland fire operations and fuels management. The Teton Interagency Fire and Aviation program is very rewarding and requires talented people to work safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions including engine crews, wildland fire module, short-haul helitack, prevention, apprentice, and fuels management.

This outreach is for GS-0462-03 through GS-0462-09 permanent full-time and permanent career seasonal (18/8) fire and fuels positions. These positions are advertised as national and regional vacancy announcements and applicants are advised to pay close attention to duty location selections. The vacancy announcements for these positions will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at USAJobs.gov on the opening date of the application period.

2023 Fire Hire Outreach Notice - Fall


2023 Fire Hire Outreach, Application Period 8/31-9/29

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

Monument Ridge

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Prescribed Fire