Shoshone National Forest planning prescribed burns near Dubois and Lander

Prescribed burns are planned to protect private property and improve the health of the forest and wildlife habitat. (SNF)

Prescribed burns are planned to protect private property and improve the health of the forest and wildlife habitat. (SNF)

(Lander, Wyo.)  – The Shoshone National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed burns on the Washakie and Wind River Ranger Districts over the upcoming spring months as weather and fuel conditions allow.

Prescribed burns are performed in an attempt to help reduce fuel loads and to mitigate the intensity of potential future wildfires. These burns also help improve forage opportunities for wildlife and livestock.

Units to receive prescribed burns include Wiggins Fork unit R-5 in the Charlie Creek drainage (250 acres) and Upper Wind FT-6 (419 acres) in the Dubois area. Units in the Lander area include Freak Mountain Unit-7 (800 acres), Freak Mountain Unit-9 (500 acres), and Washakie aspen units along the Loop Road (50 acres).

As the nation’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.

–Shoshone National Forest

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