TIF Dispatch Area Preparedness and Staffing

Current Indices - 6/02/2023

Preparedness Level (all FDRAs): 1




Staffing Class


Tomorrow's Response Level

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
Teton 3.5 2.3 1 Low Low 4.1 5.2
Wind 6.1 .0 1 Low Low 8.8 7.8
Wyoming 5.4 1.9 1 Low Low 9.9 11.9

ERC = Energy Release Component NFDRS 2016 Y Model. BI = Burning Index. SC = Staffing Class. FDR = Fire Danger Rating

Fuels/Fire Danger page

Kemmerer, Wyo., May 19, 2023— The Kemmerer Ranger District of the Bridger Teton National Forest is planning multiple prescribed burns throughout this spring. These could begin as early as late May, and burns may be implemented at any time until mid-July. Smoke impacts should remain minimal due to the short duration of the burns and remote location.

  • Late May 2023, Basin Creek prescribed fire is a 27-acre unit located off forest road 10062, near Basin Creek, approximately 3-miles east of Kelly Guard Station.
  • Late May 2023, Nugent prescribed fire is a 68-acre unit located in the vicinity of Turnip Ridge.
  • Late May 2023, Hams Fork Unit 6 and Unit 8 total 200 acres of broadcast burning located near Green Knoll.

All these units are within the Hams Fork Vegetation Project area. This is a multi-unit area covering approximately 74,267- acres. The goal is to develop a diverse mix of vegetation, reduce fuel loading to help minimize the intensity of future wildland fires, and stimulate the regeneration of aspen stands by reducing conifer encroachment. This will be accomplished through a variety of methods to include, timber sales, prescribed fire, pile burning, and mechanical treatments.

For more information contact the Kemmerer Ranger District at (307)828 5100.

Read full news release here.


Prescribed Burns Planned on Kemmerer Ranger District

The 2022 Bridger Teton wildland fire season concluded with 34 fire starts. There were 15 human-caused fires, 19 lightning caused fires for a total of 112.75 acres compared to the 10 year average which is 18336.77 acres. Teton fire personnel with assistance from neighbors claimed over 2000 acres during prescribed burning operations in 2022.

Teton Interagency Dispatch Center (TIDC) dispatched 44 wildland fires, totaling 114 acres, during the 2022 fire season. Bridger Teton NF had 34 fires, Grand Teton NP had 6 fires, National Elk Refuge had 1 fire, Wyoming State Forestry Division had 2 fires and Teton County had 1 fire.

For more detailed information on the Bridger-Teton National Forest 2022 fire season read the full report here.

"Tree covered hillside recently burnt and smoky"
2022 Bridger-Teton National Forest Annual Fire Report

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

Basin Creek RX

42.258788, -110.767152
Prescribed Fire

Nugent Park

42.170133, -110.80599
Prescribed Fire