#HeadsUp: Pile burning operations planned for Washakie, Wind River Ranger Districts

(Fremont County, WY) – As winter conditions come into place, the Shoshone National Forest plans to conduct burning operations of slash piles. These piles are the result of completed timber sales and fuel reduction work on Shoshone National Forest.

On the southern end of the Forest, piles on the Wind River Ranger District are located north of Falls Campground, near Pelham Lake road (FSR 540), Long Creek road (FSR 513), near Horse Creek Guard Station, in the Geyser Creek drainage, in the Warm Springs dispersed camping area, and approximately one mile southwest of the Warm Springs dispersed camping area. 

On the Washakie Ranger District, piles are located near the Louis Lake/Loop Road (FSR 300) junction with Wyoming Highway 28 at South Pass, near recreation residences at Louis Lake, and near Fremont County Youth Camp. Also, two community piles to be burnt are located near the Pass Creek Subdivision south of Lander and near the Union Pass Subdivision west of Dubois.

Smoke generated from the burning of these piles may be visible at times in locations near the burning operations as well as in the nearby communities of Lander and Dubois. The overall duration of the projects will be dependent upon weather conditions and may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

For more information about these projects, please contact the Wind River Ranger District in Dubois at 307-455-2466, the Washakie Ranger District in Lander at 307-332-5460.

For additional information on the Shoshone National Forest, click here.

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