A prescribed burn on Monday near the National Elk Refuge has ties to early farming practices in Jackson Hole. Teton Interagency Fire managers say they burned 317 acres Monday as part of a project to bring back native vegetation. Early settlers to Jackson Hole obtained and farmed the land under the Homestead Act. Approximately 4,000 acres of former hayfields, abandoned since the 1970s, are targeted for restoration to return the fallow pasture lands back to native vegetation. Seventeen more prescribed fires are planned.