Prescribed Fire Operations Continue Within the Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction Project 4/20 and Throughout the Week.

Primary objectives include the development of fuel breaks adjacent to private homes and neighborhoods and reducing hazardous risks from unwanted wildfires. Treatments are most effective in protecting homes when fuels mitigation is maintained on both public and private lands before wildfire strikes.

More info: Teton to Snake or BTNF Facebook
photos:
 Test fire, pic2, pic 3

140 acres were claimed completed on the Bug Creek RX on April 12th, 2021. Today, April 21st, burning operations will continue on another 50 acres.

TIF Dispatch Area Preparedness and Staffing

Current Indices – 

FDRA

ERC

BI

Staffing Class

Prep Level

FDR

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
Teton - - 1 1

 Low

- -
Wind - -

1

1

Low

- -
Wyoming -

-

1 1

Low

- -

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

 

Open Now: Interagency Aviation Officer, GS-2101-11, for Grand Teton NP and the Bridger-Teton NF duty station Jackson, WY.  Applications will need to be submitted through www.usajobs.gov prior to 11:59 Eastern Standard Time on April 23rd , 2021.  The aviation program has a range of fire and resource management responsibilities in both NPS/DOI and FS/USDA agency policy including a 2 helicopter short haul contract with multiple agreements with local cooperators. 

Applicants should apply individually to Jackson, Wyoming duty location.  This position is advertised on www.USAJOBS.gov at the following announcement number and link, 21-FIRE-NOCR-FAO-11DH

More Information:  Interagency Aviation Officer Outreach Notice

Teton Interagency Aviation Officer Vacancy

The Bridger-Teton NF will begin implementation of some prescribed burn projects. 

For more information on these burns read the complete News Release:

Prescribed Burns Begin on the Bridger-Teton NF

Teton Interagency Helitack was recently awarded the 2020 National Park Service Tom Clausing All-Risk Program Award, along with the Jenny Lake Rangers. This national award recognizes work and interaction with others while rendering all-risk services, promotes innovation and professionalism and advances aviation all-risk programs.

Mike Bentley, Travis Nichols, and pilot Zaron Welch were recognized for their risk-management leadership and actions during incidents this past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals displayed excellent professionalism and risk-management decision making while rendering aid: ensuring both patients and crew were protected from the virus.

“Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest staff have a long tradition of providing excellent all-hazard support to the public and employees. Since the inception of the interagency program, the pilots and crewmembers have assisted dozens of people. Their dedication, knowledge and skills will continue to help those in need,” said National Park Service Branch Chief for Aviation John Buehler.

Read the entire article here

Teton Helitack Receives Recognition

Visit the Great Basin Covid-19 Information page for direction and updates for both the Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior.

Great Basin Covid-19 Information

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

South Fortification Mountain

42.950251, -109.733536
Prescribed Fire

Basin Creek RX

42.258788, -110.767152
Prescribed Fire

Bug Creek RX

42.85946, -110.670939
Prescribed Fire

Nugent Park

42.170133, -110.80599
Prescribed Fire