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Fire and fuels management

Fire & Aviation


Fire Management

The Shoshone National Forest fire management program includes two zones (representing the five ranger districts) with program oversight and leadership provided from the Supervisor's Office in Cody.

Strong interagency relationships are a critical part of the overall fire management program. The Shoshone is served by Cody Interagency Dispatch Center, managed by an interagency board of directors.

Shoshone National Forest Fire Management Plan for 2012 (PDF 14mb)

Current Wildland Fires and Fire Restrictions

For information about wildland fires, please contact the local ranger district or the Supervisor's Office. Fire information is also available at InciWeb. The Bureau of Land Management posts current fire restrictions in Wyoming on the Fire Restrictions Web site.

Fuels Management

To protect private property and improve the health of the forest and wildlife habitat, we use several methods to reduce forest vegetation (fuels), where the forest may be subject to intense, destructive wildfire. These methods include mechanical fuels treatments (cutting and thinning) and controlled burns, or prescribed fire.