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Control Burn Planned Near Hoback Junction

September 11, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton Interagency fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire at Beaver Mountain – possibly yet this week.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says firefighters will ignite a burn in the 400-acre project area, 20-miles south of Jackson as part of the effort to increase defensible space within the community of Bryan Flats near Hoback Junction. She says … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks New Fires In Jackson Hole

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The series of storms that rolled through Jackson Hole over the weekend sparked at least seven small wildfires that were quickly suppressed by Teton Interagency Fire personnel.  Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Tracy Weaver says however, others could still turn up as sleeper fires from other strikes.  She says … Continue Reading

Critical Winter Range Parcel Donated To BTNF

JH Land Trust

A 37-acre parcel within crucial wildlife winter range in Teton County has been transferred into the Bridger-Teton National Forest thanks to an arrangement coordinated by the Jackson Hole Land Trust and the Conservation Fund.  Located about 15 miles south of Jackson, … Continue Reading

Governor Pleased Fire Season Quieter This Year

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While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes!  That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday.  To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year.  Mead says there have been … Continue Reading

New Forest Supervisor Sets Goals

National Forest

Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously.  His second priority is … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Lowered to “High”

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Due to cooler temperatures, shorter days, and recent rainfall, Teton Interagency Fire Officials have lowered the fire danger rating to ‘high” on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge.  Additionally, fire officials utilize a combination of fire models, fuel moisture sampling, and fire activity data to … Continue Reading

Grizzlies Seeking Alternative Food Sources

Bear Warning

While there have been several encounters between grizzly bears and humans in northwestern Wyoming already, there could be more as hunting season approaches.  That’s according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Large Carnivore Supervisor Dan Thompson, who says the annual whitebark pine survey, indicates … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rated “Very High” Now

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Teton Interagency Fire managers have announced that the fire danger rating has now been elevated to ‘Very High’ for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and National Elk Refuge.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says with exceptionally dry conditions, … Continue Reading

Fire At Pacific Creek Doused

Forest Fire

A fire near the national park boundary in the Pacific Creek Drainage caused some concern for those in the nearby residential area, but quick response held the fire to two acres and it was declared controlled hours later.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the fire was reported … Continue Reading

New Fires In and Around Jackson Hole

Alder Fire

Several fires popped up in and around Jackson Hole yesterday keeping Teton Interagency firefighters busy.  The JDR fire was reported at approximately 4:00 pm. Thursday and is burning 4-miles from Flagg Ranch in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.  There are 3 smoke jumpers and 1 helicopter suppressing the ¼-acre fire as it continues burning north and east toward … Continue Reading

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