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Grand Teton Announces Slash Burning

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Accumulated snow on the ground is enabling the Teton Interagency Fire personnel to burn slash piles in several locations around Grand Teton National Park.  According to Park Fire Information and Education Specialist Traci Weaver, piles being burned are located in the Colter Bay area, White Grass Ranch Historic District and near the Kelly Campus of the Teton Science School.  Those piles are what are left after fire crews have completed fuels reduction projects in the areas which involve thinning and removing lower limbs from trees and removing dead wood and brush from the understory.  Weaver says smoke will be visible from these fires on the days the burning is taking place.

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