The primary objectives for these burns is to improve forage conditions for wildlife habitat, decrease fuel build-up reducing potential of high risk wildfires, and restore fire to the landscape to play a more historical and natural role in the environment.

Fire Name Contact Scheduled
Elk Ranch Fence

Posts and rails accumulated from a fence removal project will be burned on-site east of Highway 89 south of the Moran Jct area in the vicinity of the Elk Ranch.

Completed November 2020.

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.

Hams Fork Vegetation Treatment

LOCATION: Multiple locations for this project are, one unit is up Indian Creek, one unit is in Basin Creek off the Green Knoll/Big Spring cutoff, and one unit is in the West Fork of Hams Fork Creek. Additional slashing units in Green Knoll and Nugent Park area were added in the summer of 2018.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The Basin Creek unit was completed 6-12-19 with great success. News Release, Flyer, Map 

The Indian Creek unit and the unit of West Fork of Hams Fork Creek were completed in the fall of 2018.

Kemmerer Ranger District 307-828-5100

Weather permitting, Big Park pile burning Spring/Fall 2020

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 - 119 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   

In order to meet the public safety concerns and other objectives identified for Mosquito North RX, spring of 2021 will be the next opportunity for treatments within the Teton To Snake compartments.

Pacific Creek Road

This project treated a stand of mixed conifer along the road leading through Grand Teton NP to the Pacific Creek (Braman) sub-division.  The timber stand had a large percentage of standing dead trees and accumulated dead heavy logs on the forest floor.  The project targeted the dead fuel accumulation as well as completing treatment of the remaining forest overstory to defensible space standards.

Fire crews constructed piles in recent years and burned some of those piles in the previous two winters.  Remaining piles will be targeted for the 2020-21 winter season.

Completed pile burning November-December 2020

Pole Creek

LOCATION:  Kemmerer Ranger District, Upper Pole Creek drainage


Kemmerer Ranger District 307-828-5100

Spring/Fall 2020


Debris was staged at the RKO pit while mechanical fuel reduction was completed along the length of the nearby Signal Mt Road over the past several years.  The majority of the material moved to the pit was sold in a firewood sale.  The remaining unusable material will be burned on site.

Completed November 2020.

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

Star Valley Front Vegetation Project

The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to implement a phase of the Star Valley Front Vegetation Project located east of Star Valley and consists of a 64,612 acre project area with 31,477 acres of proposed burn units extending from Strawberry Creek south to Cottonwood Creek, from the forest boundary to the top of the Salt River Range. for more information, The Strawberry Creek Unit is scheduled and could be implemented anytime between Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, weather permitting....Strawberry Creek Prescribed BurnProject Map, Unit Map, News Release

Greys River Ranger District 307-886-5300

Weather permitting, 2020

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

West Fortification Mountain

LOCATION: Pinedale Ranger District, adjacent to White Pine Ski Area approximately 10 miles north of Pinedale, WY.

PROJECT SIZE: 190 acres

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

Nan Stinson 307-367-5748

June 2019