Slash piles to burn in Grand Teton National Park

Teton Interagency Fire personnel will be burning slash piles in Grand Teton National Park in the coming weeks. Firefighters have focused on fuel reduction efforts in developed areas to reduce wildfire risk, and pile burning is the last step in this process.
It also involves removing lower limbs from trees and the removal of dead wood and brush from the forest floor. That debris is then put into tepee-shaped piles and left to dry out for a year before burning.
Smoke may be visible from these piles during the day of ignition and may linger in the area for a few days.
Learn more about wildfire prevention efforts by visiting www.tetonfires.com.