Mack McFarland, Deputy Fire Management Officer for Grand Teton National Park, is leaving Teton Interagency Fire to serve as the Safety and Occupational Health Manager at Grand Teton National Park and a member of the park's leadership team. Thank you Mack for your work in fire managment, you will be missed!
The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision for the proposed Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project. Both documents are available for review and open for public comment. Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project either during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment such as the DEIS comment period in accordance with § 218.5(a).
The Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project is located in Teton and Lincoln Counties just west of the town of Jackson, Wyoming. This project proposes to use thinning and prescribed fire treatments in the wildland-urban interface to reduce potential wildfire intensity and the need for aggressive suppression responses; reduce the likelihood of wildfire spreading to private lands; increase firefighter safety; and allow fire to operate more freely as a natural ecosystem process, especially in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area (WSA).
For more information about this project, contact Steve Markason, North Zone Fire Management Officer at (307) 739-5431 or Andy Hall, North Zone Assistant Fire Management Officer at (307) 739-5425.
Report Wildfires: 307-739-3630
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