There are two new fires burning on the Forest, the Middle Fork and the Slide Fire. Western Wyoming is under elevated fire conditions with breezy winds, higher temps and low humidity. Please be extra careful with fire!

TIDC Dispatch Area Preparedness

Current Indices – 07/20/19  0955

FDRA

ERC

BI

Staffing Level

Prep Level

FDR

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
Teton 42 59 3 Lo 2 01-2 FDR Image Moderate.png 43 45
Wind 44 60 3 Lo 2 01-2 FDR Image Moderate.png 45 45
Wyoming 50 51 3 Hi 2 01-2 FDR Image Moderate.png 49 60

ERC = Energy Release Component, BI = Burning Index, SL = Staffing Level, Prep Level/PL = Preparedness Level, FDR = Fire Danger Rating,

Fuels/Fire Danger page

 

Teton Interagency Fire is pleased to announce that the vacancy announcement for a GS-0462-06, Lead Forestry Technician positioned in Colter Bay, WY is available and posted on USAJobs.

 

This permanent career-seasonal (6 month furlough) position serves as a Fire Engine Operator on a Type 6 Engine in Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

 

Below is the link for the  job announcement:

 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539422500  

 

Open:  07/12/2019

Close:   07/26/2019

 

If you have any questions about the position, please call AFMO Bill Mayer at 307-739-3313 or Tom Edwards at 307-739-3511

Wilson, Wyo., July 09, 2019 – The Bridger-Teton National Forest will continue work along the Phillips Ridge Trail within the Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction Project area. Beginning as early as July 15, 2019 contractors will be thinning trees within the identified areas on the map. There will be a temporary trail closure between 6 am and 4 pm daily Monday thru Saturday until the project is completed and visitors will be traveling at their own risk outside of trail closures as conditions along the trail may be changing. Visitors can expect crews working with chainsaws, felling trees and stacking woody debris along the north end of the Trail moving south as the work progresses. Fire staff would like to remind mountain bikers and visitors to be watchful of falling trees and operational hazards near and around the Phillips Ridge Trail area. Please approach the fuels work zone slowly and cautiously. Visitors should respect temporary trail closures and refrain from entering into the work zone if these areas area posted “Closed for Safety.” If you hear chainsaws running, ensure you are not in the felling area or in harm’s way. Anyone in the vicinity should try to make visual contact with the workers before passing through the work area.
Western WY ¬– Teton Interagency fire managers announce the fire danger rating has been elevated to “moderate” for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, and remaining portions of the Teton Interagency Dispatch area. The potential for fire activity has increased due to summer curing of vegetation combined with warmer and windy conditions. A moderate fire danger rating means fires can start from most accidental causes. Unattended campfires and brush fires have potential to escape, especially on windy days in dry, open areas.
Western, Wyo., June 25, 2019 – Despite the precipitation and cooler temperatures throughout the region in the past few weeks, fire managers are expecting a drying trend in vegetation that will make the Teton Interagency Fire response area more receptive to fire starts and potential for fire spread. As the Independence Day holiday approaches, visitors and local residents alike are reminded that fireworks are not permitted in Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, within the National Elk Refuge, or in Sublette and Teton County, WY. These fireworks regulations play a critical role in fire prevention during a time of year when vegetation begins drying out and warmer temperatures become more common throughout the area.

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

Trail Creek Road RX

43.357944, -110.854289
Prescribed Fire

Goodwin Lake

43.54638889, -110.6244444
Wildland Fire

Middle Fork

42.17133, -110.6265
Wildland Fire

Slide

43.1874, -110.2117
Wildland Fire