Cottonwood area prescribed burn to begin May 8th
View of smoke from the fire on Tuesday, May 8th, as seen from the Triple Peak webcam.
In the Wyoming Range
May 8, 2012
Editor’s Note: The Bridger-Teton National Forest hopes to begin the Cottonwood II prescribed burn on Tuesday, May 8th. This controlled burn is in the North and South Cottonwood drainages and Bare Pass near Red Castles in the Wyoming Range, on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Smoke from the fire may be visible from around the Upper Green River Valley. Fire personnel will be managing and monitoring this burn activity. For questions or concerns, contact the Big Piney Ranger District at 307-276-3375. Below is the U.S. Forest Service’s media release about this prescribed burn.
Bridger-Teton Plans Prescribed Burn
Big Piney, Wyoming – The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Cottonwood area beginning sometime in the next couple of weeks.
The Cottonwood II prescribed burn is located approximately 20-miles west of Daniel, WY on the Big Piney Ranger District. The project is 1,093 acres in size and consists of several units within the North and South Cottonwood drainages and Bare Pass near Red Castles. Fire managers are hoping to begin ignition as early as next week. Burn operations may last through mid-June depending on fuel and weather conditions.
The primary objective of the burn is to increase aspen regeneration and reduce encroaching conifer. Additional benefits will be to increase forage conditions for wildlife habitat and reduce hazardous fuels build-up while restoring fire-adaptive ecosystems.
This vegetation treatment is an interagency cooperative effort with Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Sublette County Fire, and Teton Interagency Fire.
For more information about this project, contact the Big Piney Ranger District at 307-276-3375 or visit www.tetonfires.com.