Pile Burning Planned on Bridger-Teton National Forest in Sublette County

 Pile Burning Planned on Bridger-Teton National Forest in Sublette County

PINEDALE, Wyo., October 1, 2019 – Beginning this week, the Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to burn piles of slash generated by timber sales, hazard tree removal, and fuel reduction work on the Pinedale and Big Piney Ranger Districts. This work will continue throughout the fall and winter as favorable conditions allow.

Piles to be burned are located in the following areas:

Big Sandy Lodge

Sylvan Bay Summer Home Community Pile

White Pine/2018 Force Unit #3

Upper Kelly Force Unit

New Fork Lakes Scout Camp

Red Cliff

N. Fork Fisherman Cr. Community Pile

Some South Fort Units

Sylvan Bay Piles

Surveyor Ridge

Some West Fort Units

Some East Fort Units

Some Sweeney Units

Sweeney Force Unit

Sweeney Repile Unit

Old Road Timber Sale

Cabins Post and Pole

Green River Lakes Lodge

Fence Debris Piles

Brief concentrations of smoke may be visible when crews ignite the piles. The overall duration of the projects will vary with weather conditions and may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Fire managers are also planning on burning the last Cottonwood II prescribed burn unit, located in Sjhoberg Creek on the Big Piney Ranger District in North Cottonwood area, this fall when conditions become favorable.  For additional information about these burning operations, please contact the Big Piney Ranger District office (307-276-5800)

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