U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Wyoming News Release
In the Cody area, vegetation treatments are planned for 100 acres on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, 100 acres on the north side of Heart Mountain, and 300 acres on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains east of Lovell.
Restoring the historic fire return interval on landscapes improves wildlife habitat and forage production for livestock, and reduces excessive decadent vegetation so that potential wildfire is easier to control and less costly. Travelers are asked to slow down and use caution when smoke is present in the area.
The burns are a cooperative project with the LU Ranch, Baird Cattle Co, Wyoming Division of Forestry and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The majority of funding for these projects comes from the congressionally appropriated National Fire Plan.
Also planned this year are a number of mechanical vegetation treatments throughout the basin. The projects include sagebrush mowing, aspen enhancement, juniper thinning, and Russian Olive removal. For more information, or to participate in the planning of future fuels and vegetation treatment projects, contact Jim Wolf at 303-347-5136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on prescribed burning and vegetation management on public lands, visit http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/ .