Year: 2018
Fire Name Contact Scheduled
Basin Creek RX

LOCATION:  Basin Creek off the Green Knoll/Big Spring cutoff, Kemmerer Ranger District

Prescribed burning will be used to develop a diverse mix of vegetative composition and structure and increase a mosaic pattern on the landscape of different fuel types, fuel loadings, forested communities and stand age-classes to decrease the proportion of the landscape that would be affected by high intensity wildfires. The primary objective of this burn is to stimulate regeneration of aspen plant communities, reduce conifer encroachment, and reduce hazardous fuels within the Hams Fork Vegetation Project area.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Unit Map 

Kemmerer Ranger District 307-828-5100

Weather permitting, early May to mid July, 2021

Grouse Mountain Whitebark Pine Restoration Project

LOCATION: Blackrock Ranger District on the northern aspect of Grouse Mountain.

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Firefighters hold the firing line and watch for falling embers as burn operations help to "daylight" the forest floor within the Grouse Mountain RX Project unit. Daylighting the unit will help to provide an open area for new Whitebark Pine seedlings to take hold helping to restore this keystone species back into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Lesley Williams Gomez 307-739-5424

The first fire treatment for this project was applied in the fall of 2018. Over the next several years fire scientists will return to the project site and gather data to help develop and identify the best management practices for restoring White Bark Pine within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Re-entry into the area would be during the fall months when burning conditions in the vegetation will be more favorable for meeting the objectives scientists have identified in the project plan.

Mosquito North RX

LOCATION: Mosquito North RX is a compartment identified within the Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction project. This particular unit is located along the ridgeline of the north side of the Mosquito Creek road and adjacent to the Green Knoll fire footprint. Approximately 2 miles west of Fall Creek road.

PROJECT SIZE: Mosquito North RX - 600 acres

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The goal of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and allow fire to play its natural role on National Forest Systems land, specifically within the Palisades Wilderness Study Area. To conduct prescribed fire operations on the north side of the Mosquito drainage. Firefighters will use the snow load in the area to help contain the fire's spread on the ridgeline. After ignition's are complete fire crews will return to monitor the area until the treatment is complete.

Lesley Williams-Gomez 307-739-5424

Spring of 2021   

 

Pole Creek

LOCATION:  Kemmerer Ranger District, Upper Pole Creek drainage

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Map 

Kemmerer Ranger District 307-828-5100

Fall 2021

Sjhoberg Creek

LOCATION: Cottonwood II Aspen Unit 12 on Sjhoberg Creek in the North Cottonwood Creek drainage is scheduled for October 2019 if conditions are favorable. Big Piney Ranger District, approximately 25 miles west of Daniel, WY

PROJECT SIZE: 155 acres

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 10/11/2019 News Release, Map

Nan Stinson 307-367-5748

Oct. 17, 2019

South Fortification Mountain

LOCATION: Pinedale Ranger District, on the south side of Fortification Mountain in the vicinity of Sweeney Creek and Kelly Park off Skyline Drive, approximately 10 miles north of Pinedale, WY.

PROJECT SIZE: 380 acres

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This burn is part of the Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project

Pinedale District Office 307-367-4326

Spring 2021 - Late April or early May

Star Valley Ranch Fuels Reduction Project

LOCATION: Star Valley Ranch, WY

PROJECT SIZE: 196 acres

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Interagency Fire personnel burned 3,000 piles over 98 acres in the Fall of 2017 and the remaining piles on the final 2-acres in the Fall of 2018. project area map Contractors thinned and piled slash on an additional 96 -acres of National Forest System Land along the southern half of the town of Star Valley Ranch. Burning of those piles may be implemented in the spring, late April to mid-May and/or in the fall, late September to late October. news release and map

Greys River Ranger District at 307-886-5300

Spring/Fall 2020