Based on fuel moisture, the fire danger for Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest has increased to moderate. A fire danger rating of "moderate" means fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fire starts is usually low. If a fire does start in an open, dry grassland, it will burn and spread quickly on windy days. To date, 24 unattended campfires have been extinguished in the Park and Forest. Read more.
Living (Dangerously) in an Era of Megafires | Paul Hessburg
Communities in the wildland urban interface are at increased risk from unwanted wildfire. Suppression resources alone cannot fully address the wildfire challenge. Communities must take pre-fire action to mitigate risk by learning how to adapt to wildfire. Building a fire adapted community (FAC) takes time and commitment from a community as a whole. Thanks to all of the 132 individuals who took the time to share the evening with Dr. Paul Hessburg and the Teton Area Wildfire Protection members. Little by little, step by step, we are growing closer and closer to being a community committed to wildland fire safety, wildland fire adaptation and fire resilient landscapes. To learn more about FAC and your role click here or call 307-739-5424.
July is Fire Adaptive Community Month in Western Wyoming. Take the time to look at your defensible space in your home ignition zone before smoke is in the air.
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