(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the Wind River and Washakie Ranger Districts, as weather and fuel conditions allow this Fall.

Prescribed fire projects are planned in the following areas:

  • 400 acres adjacent to US Highway 26/287 in the Wind River drainage west of Dubois
  • 400 acres in the Charlie Creek area of the Wiggins Fork north of Dubois
  • 1100 acres in Maxon Basin southwest of Lander
  • 250 acres of pile burning in the Beaver creek area southwest of Lander
  • 140 acres of pile burning in Long Creek west of Dubois

The above prescribed fire projects are being implemented to enhance aspen regeneration, reduce slash from timber harvest, and improve forage for wildlife. These projects will also help reduce hazardous fuels thus decreasing the intensity of any future wildfires in the area.

Typically, opportunities for implementing these projects start mid-September and last through mid to late November. The projects will be implemented as weather and fuel conditions allow. Signs will be posted in all areas and adjacent land owners 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.