Top Stories October 9, 2019

Prescribed Burn South of Wilson

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Bridger-Teton National Forest will conduct a prescribed burn on the Jackson Ranger District in mid-October before the heavy winter weather arrives and inhibits burning activities. According to a forest service release, the Taylor Mountain unit is 127-acres, located in Teton County, approximately 7.6 miles South of Wilson and adjacent to the Highland Hills and Hidden Hills Subdivisions. The prescribed burn is part of the Teton to Snake vegetation management project which helps the Forest meet essential goals of being a good neighbor through Firewise practices for homes and neighborhoods adjacent to public land in support of fire adaptive communities. The project also reduces risk and cost of fire suppression during an unwanted fire within the wildland urban interface area.   Smoke will be visible within Teton County and surrounding area during the ignition phase and for a short time after lighting has been completed. No closures are anticipated with the projects burn operations.