The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be moving forward with prescribed burn operations in the Mosquito Creek North unit as early as this week depending upon weather and fuels conditions. This unit is located approximately 3.5 miles up Mosquito Creek Rd, bordering the western edge of the 2001 Green Knoll Fire scar, with Black Canyon located to the north.
The Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction Project is designed to decrease the risk from unwanted wildfires that could impact communities in the wildland urban interface, specifically communities in or near Phillips Ridge, Fish Creek, Teton Village, Wilson, and the Fall Creek Corridor. Local homeowners are also urged to decrease their risk by creating and maintaining defensible space on private property.
Teton Interagency Fire managers will utilize ground resources to safely conduct this phase of the Mosquito Creek unit. Smoke from will be visible from around the valley and may continue for a few days after ignitions depending on the environmental conditions and the intensity of the burn.