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Fire Danger Rating Reduced

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Teton interagency fire managers lowered the fire danger rating to “Very High” for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton County Thursday after moderate rain fell across the area earlier in the week. However, fire officials warn that Western Wyoming is still very dry and unseasonably warm. Hunters and other recreationists need to be aware that … Continue Reading

Forest Fires Still Not Out

September 27, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Even as Jackson Hole has been experiencing cooler, damper weather, fires continue to burn on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  Among them is the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire which is now considered 96% contained and remains at 3373 acres.  To the north, … Continue Reading

State Prepares For Wolf Management

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has begun monitoring wolf populations by capturing and radio-collaring wolves in areas of Wyoming where wolves are designated as trophy game animals.  That area includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and much of Teton County.  Game and Fish Large Carnivore Section Supervisor Mark Bruscino says … Continue Reading

Fire Suppression Winding Down

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Suppression efforts on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire continue to dwindle as the fire itself continues to cool.  Currently, 211 individuals aided by two helicopters and four fire engines continue mopping up and completing the last of the fire lines around the 3373 acre fire – which as of Sunday afternoon were 96% contained.  At the same time, … Continue Reading

Post-fire Restoration Begins

September 24, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Now that the firefight on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire is wrapping up, the focus is turning to rehabilitation of the area.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says everytime there is a wildfire on the forest, particularly in areas where there are steep slopes, a specialized team is … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Declared “Extreme”

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Interagency fire officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in Grand Teton National Park and throughout Teton County have elevated the fire danger rating to extreme due to the lack of precipitation.  Fire officials use several indices when determining fire danger such as … Continue Reading

Hunters Urged To Be Fire Safe

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As hunting season begins throughout Wyoming, officials are sounding emphatic cautions to sportsmen.  The obvious pointers are to observe the fire restrictions in the area being hunted – meaning no open fires are permitted in western Wyoming at this time.  However, Ray Hageman of Wyoming Game and Fish says there are other considerations that may not be immediately thought of.  He says … Continue Reading

LHC Fire Wanes

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Progress on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire south of Jackson led to only slightly more fire line being established, but the fire continues to wane.  About 417 people are now fighting that fire aided by three helicopters, 18 fire engines and one bulldozer.  At this time, … Continue Reading

Some Trails Open On Snow King

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Fire managers have announced that a limited number of trails on the west face of Snow King have reopened for public use now. The area and trail closures were necessary to facilitate continuing fire operations including helicopter flights and fire camps.  Trails that have been reopened so far are limited to … Continue Reading

LHC Fire Winding Down

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Efforts continue building lines on the southern end of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire today with that fire now being declared 82% contained.  There has been no increase in the fire’s perimeter since the weekend.  Currently, the firfighting  force has been reduced to 473 people and … Continue Reading

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