Agencies Plan Prescribed Burns | Big Horn Basin Media

Agencies Plan Prescribed Burns

Written by on March 28, 2017

As temperatures begin to warm and the winter snows melt, many ranchers, farmers and government agencies head outside to begin their annual maintenance burns.

Bighorn National Forest fire managers plan to conduct prescribed burns for the Mathews Ridge area on the west rim of Paintrock Basin.

The Bureau of Land Management plans to burn about 100 acres in the Hooligan Springs area, about 10 miles north of Ten Sleep; a little more than 200 acres of BLM and Game and Fish lands in the Medicine Lodge area approximately 5 miles northeast of Hyattville; and around 200 acres 15 miles east of Lovell on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains.

And as land agencies and local farmers prepare for their burn projects, Tim Troutman of the National Weather Service Riverton office points out that frequently, calm mornings turn windy during the afternoon. So he points out that having an up-to-date wind speed and direction forecast can help you decide, quote, “whether or not dropping the match is worth the risk.” Endquote.

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