Bridger Teton National Forest Projects
Pinedale Ranger District: Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project
Fuels reduction treatments utilizing equipment as well as prescribed burning. The treatments will reduce the risk of high severity wildfire and increase public and firefighter safety.
Jackson Ranger District: Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project
The purpose of the Teton To Snake Fuels Management Project (Teton To Snake) is to reduce wildland fire threat to private lands, improve firefighter and public safety, and allow Forest managers to transition from suppressing most fires in the Palisades Wilderness area to a more natural fire regime.
The Teton to Snake project is being considered at this time to move the project area closer to the desired conditions as directed by the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). The combination of prevailing winds and forest fuels in the project area indicate the potential for future fires with behavior like the Green Knoll Fire and the threat to private land in and near the project area. Reducing the fire potential would reduce the threat to private property while also allowing the proper management of the Palisades Wilderness Study Area, which calls for fire to play its natural role in maintaining the fire-adapted ecosystem.
For project information, please contact Fire Management Officer-Steve Markason at 307.739.5431
Information Briefs for the Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project.
Grand Teton National Park Summer 2016 Projects
Proposed project list, subject to change.
- Signal Mountain
Project size: 17 acres
This is the third of five treatments along the Signal Mountain Summit road to remove hazard trees and reduce fuels around the communications tower at the summit and along the road corridor. Fire crews completed the first two treatments in 2014-15. Prior to that, they last treated fuels in this area in 2000. Some maintenance of this treatment is needed due to new growth, as well as trees affected by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. Resultant slash will be piled on site and burned early winter/spring when conditions are safe for burning or chipped. While crews are working on the project, expect some delays and road closures along the Signal Mountain Road, which will be closed Mondays-Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from mid-May through late June, while work progresses along the road. In the fall, a firewood sale will be announced on the GSA auction website.
- Moose Housing and Administration Area
Project size: 25 acres
This is a hazard tree/fuels reduction project within the footprint of the Moose developted area, including park housing and administrative facilities. The treatment will focus on creating defensible space around structures, pruning dead limbs and removing hazard trees. Large diameter material will be moved a safe distance from structures and will remain on site for important wildlife habitat and nutrient cycling or hauled away. Limbs and smaller material will be piled on site and burned early winter/spring when conditions are safe for burning or chipped.
- Stucture Assessments
In effort to build a new park service wide structure assessment data base, crews will be evaluating structures within the Signal Mountain and Jackson Lake Lodge developed areas. This will provide the opportunity to reevaluate these structures for the risk of wildland fires and develop potential treatments and tactics to better protect the structures and the community.
Slash Piles at White Pine Ski Resort
Skyline WUI Fuels Reduction Project