Slash Piles to be Burned

Teton Interagency Fire personnel will be burning slash piles created from fuel reduction projects, timber sales and other administrative activities throughout the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park in the coming weeks. Firefighters will burn these piles under low fire behavior conditions resulting from wet weather and snow accumulation. Smoke may be visible from these piles during the day of the ignition and may linger in the area for a few days thereafter. In Grand Teton National Park, those piles are located along the Pacific Creek Road where there are more than 100 piles to be burned, and numerous other areas with isolated pockets of piles from hazard-tree removal and routine road and trail maintenance throughout the park. On the Bridger-Teton National Forest, there are approximately 200 acres of piles that have cured along the Phillips Ridge powerline corridor. This is a continuation of the larger Teton to Snake Fuel Reduction Project. There are also 118 acres of piles in the vicinity of Turpin Meadows Recreation Residence from this year’s efforts to increase defensible space on Forest Service land. Forest officials say additional piles will be ignited across the districts, including piles around Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts. Exact dates for the individual burns have not been set.



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