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YNP Fire Management Plan Approved

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The environmental review work needed to update the plan to guide fire management in Yellowstone National Park has been approved now. The Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment was released for public review last September. A Finding of No Significant Impact approving the park’s proposed approach to fire management was recently signed by the Regional Director of the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service.  That plan calls for establishment of a one-quarter mile fire suppression zone around all major park developed areas as a way to manage and mitigate fire risk. Fires in Yellowstone are managed to protect people and property, to safely and effectively use available firefighting resources, and perform their natural role on the landscape when appropriate. Most fires occurring in the GYA are caused by lightning, and go out by themselves before getting any bigger than the typical residential back yard. However, Yellowstone National Park continues to immediately suppress all human-caused fires.

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