Firewood Available From Skyline Fuels Reduction Work

Pinedale, WY., August 7, 2019 – The Pinedale Ranger District would like to make the public aware that firewood is available to gather as a result of work recently done by Bridger-Teton National Forest fire/fuels personnel and contractors on the Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project.

Trees in several thinning units along Skyline Drive, Kelly Park, and Sweeney Creek have been felled and the slash has been stacked in piles. Larger diameter wood that was cut near roadways has been left out of piles and is available as firewood. Please leave the slash piles undisturbed so that they may be burned during the fall or winter.

Kelly Park has approximately 100-150 cords of wood available for the public. This firewood has been felled and stacked in piles of random lengths from six feet to full tree lengths. Be aware that the Kelly Park access road is rough and rocky with no pullouts in the steeper sections. High clearance vehicles with four wheel drive and high clearance trailers are recommended. Forest Service fire crews are still working in the area.

Trees from active timber sales have been decked and are not available for firewood. Timber sale decks will be marked with signs.

A valid firewood permit is required to collect the wood, and logs must be cut to lengths measuring eight feet or less prior to removal.

The Skyline Fuels Reduction project was designed to lower the risk from wildfire to homes and private property by removing hazardous fuel loads in the Wildland Urban Interface. This effort will help moderate fire behavior during a wildfire and increase firefighter and public safety.

Call the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326 for additional information.

Kelly Park Firewood Area Map





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