(Fremont County, WY)– The office for the Shoshone National Forest announced on August 24th that they will lift fire restrictions at midnight on August 25th. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions were put into place on June 25th due to moisture levels in vegetation and a predicted hotter, drier summer.
“We want to thank all visitors to the Shoshone National Forest for taking the time to know what fire restrictions were in place and to abide by those restrictions over the past two months,” said Lisa Timchak, Shoshone National Forest Supervisor. “Thankfully our conditions have changed, and we are now at a place where we can safely lift fire restrictions.”
With one to two inches of rain or snow received over the majority of the Shoshone National Forest over the past seven days, moisture levels in vegetation have dropped to non-critical levels.
It is important to note that long-range forecasts are still calling for a warming and drying trend into fall. Please continue to take care as you decide to build any campfires you may have by ensuring you build them in a rock or metal fire ring away from low-hanging tree branches and dry grasses, and drown the campfire with water before you walk away.
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