(Fremont County, WY) – The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the southern half of the forest starting this week and continuing through the spring, as weather and fuel conditions allow.
The prescribed fire projects are planned to enhance aspen regeneration, reduce slash from timber harvest, and improve forage for wildlife. Completion of the following projects will also help reduce hazardous fuels, aiming to decrease the intensity of any future wildfires in the area:
- 165 acres in the Charlie Creek area of the Wiggins Fork north of Dubois
- 955 acres in Maxon Basin southwest of Lander
- 16 acres in the Burnt Gulch drainage off FS Road 300 (Loop Road)
- 450 acres in the Upper Wind River drainage off FS Road 513 (Long Creek Road)
Signs will be posted in all areas and adjacent landowners will be notified prior to beginning the prescribed fire projects. For more information about these projects, please contact the Wind River Ranger District in Dubois at (307) 455-2466 or the Washakie Ranger District in Lander at (307) 332-5460.