Fire Management

Wildland fire is inevitable in North American ecosystems. Most wildland fire must be suppressed or managed to meet resource and social objectives. Wise use of prescribed fire approximates the historical role of fire and enhances long-term wildland values. Effectively managing fuels and dealing with wildfires requires coordination between the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, other agencies, and communities.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS: Stage I Fire Restrictions in effect for Thunder Basin National Grassland and Laramie Peak Unit, Medicine Bow National Forest.
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To report a wildland fire, please call the interagency dispatch centers below:

  • Routt National Forest: Craig Dispatch Center, (970) 826-5037
  • Medicine Bow National Forest, Thunder Basin National Grassland: Casper Dispatch, (800) 295-9952

To view national fire activity, visit Inciweb.